Dental implants are rods of titanium about half-an-inch long.
They are surgically placed inside your jawbone to replace the natural roots. When topped with porcelain crowns, dental implants look and function very much like natural teeth.
When Do You Need Dental Implants?
Dental implants are required when your teeth need to be replaced.
There are several situations where you may need a replacement: Inadequate nutrition – a lack of calcium in your diet can weaken your teeth, old age can take its toll, or an accident can damage them.
Four Reasons to Choose Implants:
Here are four reasons to opt for implants for a new look for your teeth and mouth:
An implant is the closest thing to your natural teeth.
• You can eat popcorn, caramel, steak, and chew nearly any food with them.
• You do not have to take them out every night.
• You can brush your implants.
• Well placed implants are also robust.
• Lastly, they fuse with your jawbone, preserve it, and maintain some amount of sensation.
There are other ways to restore the look and shape of your teeth, but most of the time they do little more than sweep the real problem under the rug.
An implant fills the gap between roots. As a consequence, your jawbone does not deteriorate and you get an attractive smile as a result.
2) Long Lasting:
Dental implants can last a lifetime if they are placed by trained practitioners.
In fact, the success rate is more than 90 percent if your dentist is experienced.
According to some dentists, dental implants can last for as long as 40 years, or even more, if you follow proper oral care and visit your dentist regularly.
Other procedures are found not to last that long.
In fact, many of them can get broken or become unsuitable or unfit for your mouth in less than 10 years.
Dental implants are not artificial.
It is safe to chew foods with them because you know they will never come out.
They will fill the gap between your jawbones and your dentist does not have to damage the teeth adjacent to the one receiving the implant.
In fact, implants undergo the process of Osseo integration-fusing with your bones—and become a part of your body.
4) Improved Speech:
Poor fitting dentures can slip in your mouth, causing you to mumble and/or slur your words. With dental implants, you do not have to worry about this issue.
An American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry survey has discovered that more than 9 out of 10 people in the U.S. value an attractive smile.
Dental implants can help you get that pretty smile if you have lost one or more of your teeth or if they have been damaged beyond repair.
A Hollywood-style smile can be yours. All you have to do is request a consultation with Dr. Shahin Safarian by calling him at (858) 755-8993, if you live in San Diego, or (619) 656-6785 if you live in Chula Vista. Your first consultation is free.