Who Needs Dental Implants?

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Dental implants are something adults need to get when their existing teeth are worn out. Getting your teeth pulled means that they will be replaced with dental implants. Dental implants feel as well as look like real teeth. They are necessary as a tooth replacement or replacing somebody’s entire collection of teeth. Dental implants are comfortable in a way that you do not have to feel them. You have to brush and floss them just like your biological teeth. Dental implants also help manage the shape of your face which can sag with old age.

Dental implants have been built to last into the next decade of your life. Dental bridges and dentures, on the other hand, may need to be replaced every 5 to 10 years. Dental bridges and dentures are different from dental implants in that a dental bridge is a false tooth that is held in place by each tooth on the other side of the gap. Dentures come in partial or complete formats. Dental implants are used when teeth are missing. Your dental implants need to be secure so they will not slip when you talk, eat, or laugh. Dentures that fit right do not affect your speech very much. Dental implants look real.

You have to wait 6-8 weeks after a dental extraction to put in dental implants. Dental bridges are different from dental implants in that they are meant to replace a tooth using existing teeth. Dental implants are necessary to protect from jawbone deterioration that can result from losing a tooth in your adult life. A dental implant can only be put inside the mouth of somebody healthy who has the physical health background required to be able to wear a dental implant. There are several different types of dental implants, such as the endosteal type that is in the bone and is the most commonly used type of implant.

Each implant that holds one or more prosthetic teeth is made of screws, cylinders or blades that are surgically placed into the jawbone. One of the bone dental implants are also called subperiosteal implants, and these are placed on the jaw with the metal framework’s post that protrudes through the gum to hold the prosthesis. Implants such as these are used for patients who cannot wear conventional dentures along with having short bone height. To get dental implants, you will have to see a periodontist, a kind of dental professional who works with your dentist to make your dental implants.

Dental implants are necessary to replace a single tooth or to replace several teeth and will match your natural teeth. The upper back jaw is one of the most difficult areas to place dental implants because there is not enough room due to the back jaws’ proximity to the sinuses. Dentists need to monitor your implants, teeth, and gums after the surgery to watch out for infections. Sets of dentures can be removed from the mouth to sleep at night

There are several different types of dentures such as the full removable denture, that is made and placed in your mouth after the teeth that are left have been removed. You do not have to be without teeth while you are healing because dental implants need to be realigned after your jaw heals. Your mouth requires time to get adjusted to the presence of the dental implants and you also need to remember to brush your teeth well with them in your mouth. Your implants are something you can eventually adapt to having because you need to brush your teeth, as well as all denture surfaces so they do not get scratched. 

If you’re interested in giving dental implants a try, don’t hesitate to contact your local Anchorage Dentist today!

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