5 Things You Should Know Before Getting Your Dental Implants
Missing a tooth is not a happy feeling to live with. It can be quite discomforting to downright embarrassing at times. Until a decade back, most people relied on removable dentures or fixed bridges to deal with missing teeth. But people who lose a single tooth had to live with a gap in their smile as there was no viable solution to the issue. Even the ones who used dentures found it hard to maintain them as opposed to caring for their natural teeth.
However, with the advancement of dental science, missing teeth became less of an issue with the help of dental implants. And unlike the other temporary fixes like removable dentures, dental implants are a more permanent solution that could be used to efficiently fill the gaps left by a single tooth or even a set of teeth.
So, what are dental implants? Why is it better than other tooth replacement options? Let’s take a look:
What are Dental Implants?
As told by our Expert Implantologist, a dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed in the gap created by the missing teeth to support prosthesis such as a crown, denture or bridge. The implant is made from titanium metal, which can fuse around the jawbone to serve as a root and support the artificial tooth.
Once our Implantologist suggests a dental implant, here are a few reasons why you should consider it as your best solution.
Natural look and feel
One of the best features of a dental implant is its natural look and feel. Unlike dentures and fixed bridges, implants do not look out of place. They blend in with your natural teeth, filling the gap and ensuring a natural-looking smile.
Replacement for your natural teeth
Dental implants act as a perfect replacement for the missing teeth. Other replacement options only focus on the crown part and filling the visible gap. But over the years, a missing tooth can lead to misalignment of the surrounding teeth as well. Further, without the root in place, the jawbone will lose mass and density.
But with the implant in place, the existing teeth will remain in position without any unnecessary shifts. The implant will also fill in the space created by the missing root, where the surrounding tissue will slowly fuse with the titanium implant creating the right balance and density for the jawbones.
Helps you eat better
Unlike removable dentures, a dental implant functions exactly like a natural tooth allowing you to eat almost everything you ate before losing your teeth. There are absolutely no dietary restrictions with the implants in place.
Protect the healthy teeth
Before long, on losing a tooth, most dentists used a dental bridge to fix the gap. For fixing the bridge, the adjacent healthy teeth had to be ground away for creating the perfect space and balance for the bridge. But with the dental implants, you can easily position a crown or a bridge without grinding away at the healthy teeth.
Less time and high success rates
Dental implants have a very high success rate in comparison with other tooth-replacement methods. The procedure can be completed without any complication and generally guarantee a success rate of 95%. With the help of our Expert Implantologists, you can get highly functional implants in the shortest time possible.
At The Dome MedDental Clinic DMCC, our specialized Implantologists Dr. Philippe CHANAVAZ and Dr Asha PONNAPPA provide ‘same day dental implants’ using Straumann from Switzerland, one of the best and most sought-after implant brands in the world. With over 8000 successful implants completed in the last 25 years, Dr Philippe’s expertise will guarantee you the best dental implant experience without any discomfort. Our other Implantologist Dr Asha PONNAPPA is also well versed in the procedure, providing you with highly functional and successful implants on the day of consultation. Contact us today to book your appointment.