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5 Amazing Facts About Dental Implants

05-05-2023

Losing one or more teeth might not sound bad, but several issues may quickly arise. The gaps in your smile can affect your confidence, cause speech problems, and make it difficult to bite and chew. 

Several health issues may also emerge. Brushing will become more challenging, and you’ll face an increased risk of plaque buildup leading to tooth decay and gum disease. Your remaining teeth may also start to slide. Dental drift may cause crooked teeth. Additionally, the bone that once supported your teeth may deteriorate, affecting your facial features. 

One of the most effective ways to fix the problem of missing teeth is to get dental implants. Before you get dental implants, it’s important to know how they work and what to expect. 

Here are five impressive facts about dental implants you need to know. 

1. Dental Implants Replace the Roots of Your Teeth

When you lose a tooth, it’s not just the part that you see above the surface that goes; it’s the root too. While dentures and dental bridges replace the crowns of your teeth, they’re not supported beneath the surface of your gums by roots. 

Dental implants are metal posts that anchor your crowns to the jaw bone. This provides your new teeth with a superior level of support. 

2. Dental Implants Are Made Out of Titanium

Titanium is the most commonly used material for producing dental implants. It’s chosen because it’s lightweight, durable, and biocompatible. In fact, titanium is the metal of choice for repairing bones elsewhere in the body too. This is because titanium fuses well with the natural bone through a process called osseointegration. 

This hard-wearing material won’t break down or deteriorate, either. Titanium is commonly used in a range of industrial and technological applications, including in the manufacturing of parts for spacecraft. With the proper care and attention, your dental implants should last for life. 

3. Dental Implants Support Realistic Replacement Teeth

Once your dental implants are firmly embedded into your jaw, they can be used to support lifelike teeth. 

A single dental implant will support a custom-made crown that’s perfectly designed to match the colour, shape, and size of your remaining teeth. 

If you’ve lost several teeth, we can use up to six implants to support an entire arch. Again, these new teeth will be designed to look completely natural and blend with your smile. 

We can also use implants to hold dentures in place. Implant-retained dentures provide the support of dental implants with the convenience of removable false teeth. 

4. Dental Implants Stop Bone Loss

When you lose teeth, the jaw bone that once supported them changes. Without teeth to hold, your body starts to reclaim the minerals that make up the bone in a process called resorption. When this happens, it affects your skeletal structure. Your lips may sag, and it can cause you to develop an aged appearance. 

Once your jaw accepts a dental implant, you’ll prevent future bone loss in that area and stop the resorption process. 

Before we place a dental implant, we’ll need to ensure that you have sufficient bone mass and that this deterioration has not already occurred. If our scans suggest that your jaw is already depleted, you may need a bone graft before implant surgery. 

5. You Can Smile and Eat With Confidence Again

Dental implants could change your life. Once in place, you’ll feel great about smiling again. Not only that, but you can speak and laugh comfortably and confidently. One of the biggest differences is at mealtimes. With implants in place, you can chew and bite down on all your favourite foods again. 

Dental Implants at Kreate

At Kreate Dental, we’ve helped countless people regain their smile and ability to chew, talk, and laugh using dental implants. 

Call us today to schedule your dental implant consultation. 

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