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Reasons Why You Are Getting Dental Implants

There are a number of reasons why you may be considering getting a dental implant. They are good for replacing a missing tooth caused by fractures, bone loss, or cavities. You may be considering dental implants if you have problems with your teeth due to loss of support, failed dental work, injury or trauma, medical problems, or poor fitting partial or complete dentures.

What a Dental Implant is Exactly

A dental implant is an artificial replacement of the actual root of a natural tooth and can be made of titanium. Titanium is a bio-inert material and is a very strong foundation for teeth. The bine will actually think that the implant is a real tooth and will be much less likely to reject it.

A Variety of Dental Implants to Choose From

There are a few different types of dental implants that you can get. In fact, there are over 40 different types of dental implants available. Conventional implants are a very common type of dental implant. They can be used to replace one or a few teeth, and they are bolted to the jawline with metal screws that are embedded directly into the bone. More implants are required if there are multiple teeth that need to be replaced. At least four and as many as eight teeth are needed to replace an entire mouth of teeth.

Micro and mini implants are only a few fractions of a millimeter in size which is much smaller than your typical implants. They use smaller bolts, and they take up less space than conventional implants. These types of implant are used when the space between teeth is very small, but the patient wants to have their implants made more stable.

Fixed bridges are supported by implants rather than the surrounding teeth to keep them in place. They are very stable, and this type of implant is also typically used to replace just one tooth.

There are also over-dentures that are ideal when the patient has lost all of their teeth on one jawline. The over-denture helps to protect the bone and gum line that can be caused by constant wear if dentures are rubbing against the gum line and eventually leads to bone loss.

You can also get temporary implants. Sometimes micro implants are used to keep bridgework in place, and it is used instead of replacement teeth. When the teeth are ready, and the mouth has healed up, the micro-implants can be removed, and full-sized ones can then be used.

The Many Benefits of Getting Dental Implants

Getting dental implants is a great way to get the smile that you have always wanted, to get the smile back that you are missing, or making it possible to enjoy food again. The kind of dental implants that you will end up getting will depend on a number of factors such as the type of jawline that you have, the strength of your bones, how many teeth you need to replace, and a number of other factors. Ultimately, your dentist will be able to recommend the best course of action for you to take so that you can get rid of the dental issues that you may have.

Getting dental implants will also help to prevent further dental issues such as your teeth shifting into an empty space created by a missing tooth. This can cause crooked teeth, and you will most likely not be too happy with your smile. Dental implants will also help to conserve your jawbone.