Dental implants are a versatile solution for replacing missing teeth, restoring your smile, and preserving your jawbone’s density and integrity. At Hybrid Dental, they are tiny titanium posts that your dentist can anchor to your jawbone, enabling them to stay firmly in place. Once anchored, your dentist can attach dental crowns, bridges, and dentures to the implants. Many consider dental implants the best tooth replacement option thanks to their durability, stability, and natural appearance.
Dental implants offer several benefits over traditional restorations such as dentures or dental bridges. Since they are implanted in your jaw, they won’t slip or move like removable dentures might. They also do not require support from adjacent healthy teeth as dental bridges do. Finally, dental implants help preserve your jawbone and prevent bone deterioration that can occur when you have missing teeth.
How Are Dental Implants Placed?
A dental implant is a small titanium post that a dentist surgically places in a patient’s jawbone. Dental implants replace the roots of missing teeth and support restorations such as dental crowns. The implant is surgically placed into the jawbone, where it heals and integrates into the patient’s jaw over time. Once healed, an abutment is attached to the implant to hold the restoration in place. These restorations can be made from various materials, including ceramic, porcelain fused to metal, or all metal. Your dentist can help you determine which material is best for you based on the location of the tooth being restored, your dental hygiene routine, and your budget.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are the closest replacement for natural teeth because they are rooted in your gums like real teeth. They last longer than dentures because they prevent gum recession and bone loss. But their most significant benefit is their stability; they do not move around in your mouth or fall out while eating, speaking, laughing, etc., as dentures can. And unlike bridges, dental implants do not have to support the surrounding teeth as they are not fused. This allows them to function just like natural teeth do.
For the best dental care, go to Hybrid Dental at 7730 W Cheyenne Ave Ste 108, Las Vegas 89129, or call (702) 658-8008 if you have questions about dental implants and whether they may be the right choice. We can schedule a consultation with one of our dentists to learn more about your situation and help you determine the best treatment option for your needs.