Are Dental Implants Safe?
Dental implants are man-made or artificial replacements for the tooth root. They are inserted on the jawbone to help support crowns or dentures. They are long-lasting replacements if you take care of them properly. That being said, your dentist has been trained to perform the dental procedure safely. They will take the necessary steps and ensure that your gums and jaws are healthy and strong enough to support the implant. When the procedure is complete, then the implant will feel, look and act like a natural tooth. If you are interested in learning more about dental implants, Smiles of Tulsa will give you a consultation.
Dental Implant Procedure
Once you visit our dentist, we will take you to the examination room and will look at your remaining teeth as well as your gums. You will first receive anesthesia so that you feel comfortable during the dental procedure. Then the dentist will begin the procedure. A small titanium rod will be placed in the jawbone which acts as the tooth root. These titanium rods will bind with the jawbone, which will take three to six months to complete. After you heal, then an abutment is attached to the rod, and the final step is to fill the abutment with the crown.
Benefits of Dental Implants
There are many benefits that come with dental implants. First, implants are stable and strong, they will not only look like your natural teeth but also function and feel the same way too. A dental implant is a permanent solution and has the potential to last forever if it is well taken care of. Another benefit of dental implants is they help to prevent bone loss. Once you lose your teeth, the bone surrounding the root starts being resorbed by the body, and this can lead to significant bone loss. When you have a dental implant, it will stimulate the jawbone and will keep it healthy and firm.
A missing tooth can make your face sag and you will have a sunken look and appear older. However, the dental implant will assist in retaining your facial structures with a more youthful appearance and a fuller face. Dentures can make a person slur their words because they clench the mouth to prevent the dentures from slipping. With a dental implant, it will feel like a real tooth, and you will have fluent speech without any problems.
Advantages of Titanium Dental Implants
Titanium is one of the best dental implant materials as it is biocompatible, and it doesn’t harm any tissues of the body or the jawbone. The body accepts titanium and bonds with it, and it will serve as an anchor for the replacement tooth. In addition to that, it does not corrode, decay, or cause infection within the body. Titanium is lightweight, yet strong, and can stand up to a lot of tear and wear.
At our Smiles of Tulsa office, we are committed to offering our patients absolute comfort and the highest quality. To discuss dental implants with our dentist, give us a call at (918) 891-3059 today.