Dental patients with missing teeth have several options to restore form and function. Traditional dentures have served a great purpose in tooth replacement for a long time. However, new technology and advancements in dentistry allow dentists to provide patients with the means of replacement which most closely mimic natural teeth. Dental implants are increasingly popular as a modern solution for tooth loss. The biocompatible titanium posts are implanted into the jawbone, creating an attachment point for a variety of prosthetic dental options. Dental implants are sturdy, easy to keep clean, and help maintain jawbone density.
Various Formats for Dental Implants
There are several types of dental implants which most dentists offer. They are based on the number of teeth which need to be replaced. Single tooth dental implants are great for anyone who has had a traumatic injury resulting in just one lost permanent tooth. If you’ve lost more than one tooth, multiple teeth replacement is also a great way to restore a smile. If you have lost all of your teeth, full arch replacements are possible. Once your dental implant posts are securely in place and your gingival tissues have had the opportunity to heal, porcelain is color-matched to create the visual of tooth replacements. Your new teeth will be durable and long lasting, as long as you care for them with good oral hygiene and regular dental checkups.
Advantages of Dental Implants
Some of the most common reasons people love dental implants include:
Fantastic Function – You can eat all of your favorite meals with no concern for slipping, speech, or taste bud issues.
Convenience – Once the titanium rods are in place, you can brush your new teeth with a normal toothpaste and toothbrush.
Longevity – When taken care of, dental implant retained dentures are durable and last for many years.
Jawbone Density – Nutrients and minerals will continue to be sent to your jawbone where teeth are missing, because the titanium posts are sensed by your body as actual tooth roots. This prevents a condition called facial collapse, where cheeks sink in and you have a more aged appearance.
Smile Confidence – Traditional dentures are likely to slip and look somewhat obvious. With implants, you might surprise people if you tell them your smile is not comprised entirely of natural teeth.
Visit your Des Moines Dentist
You can contact our 50309 dental office by calling (515) 244-9565. Located in the 50309 area, we proudly welcome patients from Des Moines, River Bend, Kirkwood Glen, East Village, and neighboring communities.