When searching for the perfect smile, it may be necessary to restore it through the use of dental implants. Dental implant restorations are artificial tooth roots that are placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge, making them perfect for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, injury, etc. Not only are they natural-looking, with diligent patient maintenance, implants can last a lifetime.
Dental implants are useful to:
- Replace one or more teeth
- Support a bridge and reduce the need for a partial denture.
- Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable.
There are two types of dental implants available – endosteal and subperiosteal. Endosteal (in the bone) are the most commonly used type of implant. Screws, cylinders or blades are surgically placed into the jawbone. Subperiosteal (on the bone) are placed on top of the jaw with the metal framework.
Esthetically dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often happen with bridgework and dentures. Neighboring teeth are not changed to support the implant as with a bridge. More of your own teeth are left untouched, a significant long-term benefit to your oral health. Dental implants are secure. You don’t have to worry when speaking or eating. No messy pastes and glue. You will go about your daily routine with confidence and comfort. And lastly, the success rate of dental implants is highly predictable, making them an excellent option for tooth replacement.
For more information about dental implants, call Drs. Barmby and Frick in Walnut Creek, CA at 9255-934-5526 or visit www.barmbyfrickprosthodontics.com.
Drs. Barmby and Frick proudly serve patients from Walnut Creek and all surrounding areas.