Are you missing a tooth or teeth? Does this cause you problems eating, talking, whistling, or singing? Would you simply like to have a full set of teeth again? Whatever the reason, a full set of teeth are increasingly useful and you can regain this full set with dental implants.
Dental implants are metal posts with a false tooth on top. They are embedded into the patient’s jawbone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures for further future benefit. These implants have the same benefits and suit a person just as well as their real teeth!
Like your real teeth, dental implants require care. Frequent flossing, brushing, and rinsing, as well as visits to your dentist are mandatory with dental implants to maintain their strength and the health of the gums around them. Without proper care, dental implants will not work and will bring long-term pain and jaw problems.
Other factors that could inhibit the quality of your dental implants are diseases and prior medical conditions. Uncontrollable aspects of life such as diabetes, cancer, jaw damage, and radiation to the jaw could result in future gum damage. This gum damage can fester as mucositis- the painful reddening of the gums and inside of mouth and/or implantitis - which is gum inflammation and bone deterioration.
Both limit support for the implant and both result in pain and discomfort for the affected user to the point where the implant may have to be removed. Other things that could limit effectiveness are plaque build-up and smoking. Please alert your dentist of any potential variables if you are considering dental implants.
For more information about implant dentistry and dental implants, contact the dentists at Summerlyn Dental Care in Bradford, Ontario.