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What Are Dental Implants?

Losing a tooth, or worse, missing several teeth can be devastating. Not only will it hurt your self-esteem but it may also compromise your oral health. Thankfully, dental implants are proven to help restore your oral functionality tremendously! What are dental implants and what makes them different from other tooth replacement solutions? Let’s talk.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental Implants Defined


Dental implants are widely recognized as the best method of replacing missing teeth because of their security, stability, and longevity. This procedure is considered surgical because it involves the incision of your gum tissues. A tiny incision in your gums will be made to expose the bone tissues underneath.

The jawbone will be drilled to create small holes where the screw-shaped implants will be embedded. A typical dental implant consists of three elements – the biocompatible metal post, an abutment, and a porcelain dental crown. The usual material used to make the metal post is titanium. It’s the ideal choice because it’s biocompatible, impressively durable, and light in weight.


Advantages of Dental Implants


Dental implants offer numerous advantages, which is why it’s the most favored tooth replacement option in America.


#1 Improved Appeal – dental implants are innovatively designed to mimic the exact look and feel of real teeth. Once they are installed, you won’t be able to tell the difference! Since the implants are embedded into your jawbone where they fuse with bone tissues, they permanently become a part of you.


#2 Enhanced Speech – everyone’s familiar with dentures, right? You can tell if a person is wearing dentures because their speech sounds off. Plus, they have a tendency to slur their words or mumble because they’re afraid their dentures will slip out of their mouths when they talk. With dental implants, you don’t have to worry because they are securely fused to your jawbone.


#3 Extremely Comfortable – one of the things people love about dental implants is the unmatched comfort they offer. Since they literally become a part of you, you won’t notice their existence. Compared to dentures that can feel uncomfortable, dental implants offer tremendous comfort. No wonder they are highly in demand.


#4 Ease In Eating – with other dental prostheses, your dentist will warn you to stay away from certain foods especially the ones that are hard and chewy because chewing and/or biting can be difficult and may cause discomfort. Dental implants can restore your normal biting force, which means you don’t have to deal with dietary restrictions.


#5 Exceptionally Durable – in terms of durability, there is no question dental implants will serve you for many years. With proper care, they can last a lifetime.


Do You Want To Have Dental Implants?

If you lost one or several teeth or a full arch of teeth, dental implants can replace them and restore your smile and oral functionality.

At Hood Family Dentistry, we strive to provide exceptional dental care with gentleness and compassion. We aim to provide a pleasant experience whenever you visit our clinic. Our team is trained and skilled to provide dental restorations and cosmetic smile makeovers. Call us today to achieve your best smile.

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