5 Benefits of Dental Implants
Tooth loss happens due to tooth decay, infection, gum disease, or accident. It affects our ability to eat and speak properly and takes a toll on our self-esteem and confidence.
Fortunately, technological advancements in dental care have provided individuals with missing teeth a modern and lasting alternative to dental implants like dentures and bridges.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth root replacements made from screw-like titanium or metal posts. A dentist or periodontist screws an implant on a missing root in the upper or lower jaw and waits for the bones surrounding the implant to heal. Then, a fixed or permanent artificial tooth can be attached to the implant.
Dental Implant Advantages
Dental implants provide an improved appearance, self-esteem, and these benefits:
Comfort and Convenience
Dental implants are permanent and become a part of your mouth. Unlike dentures, they don’t require the removal and dental adhesives to keep them in place.
With proper care and regular dentist visits, titanium dental implants can last a lifetime.
Enhanced Oral Health
Unlike in tooth-supported bridges, the dentist does not have to reduce other teeth to place dental implants. Oral health improves as other teeth are left intact. Individual implants also improve oral hygiene since you can clean and brush areas in between the teeth.
Normal Biting and Chewing
Loose removable dentures can make biting and chewing hard. With dental implants, you can bite and chew food easily, without pain or fear that your dentures might crack or fall off.
Loose or poor-fitting dentures can slip off and cause you to slur or mumble. You won’t have this problem with dental implants because they are securely screwed, designed to fuse with the bones, and become permanent attachments.
Dental Implants at Mekari Dental Studio and Spa
Dr. Ammar Mekari, DDS, will perform a comprehensive dental exam, review your medical history, and provide a customized treatment plan tailored to your need and situation. He will explain the treatment procedures, timeline, and cost.
Once the treatment is finished, you will receive care instructions and tips on eating habits and proper oral hygiene. Regular dental visits also ensure oral health and the excellent condition of your dental implants.
Contact Mekari Dental Studio and Spa at (504) 888-1414 for more information on dental implants and schedule an appointment.