Most people consider a good set of white teeth to mean it is healthy and does not have any infections or problems. They try to maintain this by brushing daily and gurgling antiseptic mouthwash to prevent any issues which might arise. But there are still times that a person will suffer tooth loss due to injury, periodontal disease or tooth decay.
For several years, the only options for treatment which are available to people with teeth missing were dentures and bridges. But fortunately, there are now dental implants Key Largo dentists are offering and made available to public. These are replacement tooth roots which provide strong foundation for a permanent or removable replacement that are created to match the natural ones you have.
Several advantages are there for having these dental implants which include improved appearance as they feel and look like your own teeth. This is because they were designed to become permanent to fuse with the bone. They also improve speech because dentures that does not fit well could slip in the mouth and cause you to slur or mumble your words.
You would have an improved comfort since they are now a part of you which eliminates discomfort you may feel with removable dentures. This also results into eating easier since you are not worried of anything sliding out of place while you chew. You can eat without pain and with confidence your favorite food while wearing them.
Your self esteem is also improved since they are able to give back your smile to you and help you in feeling better on yourself. They are also very durable and would last for several years when taken cared of properly, even possibly lasting a lifetime. This means there is no need of constantly changing them if they got broken or damaged.
They also improve oral health since they do not require other teeth to be reduced just like what the tooth support bridges do. Because the nearby ones are not modified in supporting the implant, more of the natural ones are left intact which improves oral health for a longer term. Individual implants allow easier access also between teeth, improving hygiene.
Removable dentures could be removed easily, and sometimes you also need to remove them in order to properly clean them. Meanwhile, implants are permanent so removing them is unnecessary and impossible to do. They also eliminate this embarrassing inconvenience when removing dentures, including their need of messy adhesives in keeping them in place.
Success rates for this process depends on the location in the jaw where they would be placed but they generally have almost a hundred percent success rate. Anyone healthy enough that can undergo the routine oral surgery or dental extraction could be considered for the procedure. Patients must have enough bone and healthy gums for holding the implant.
The patients should be committed in having a good oral hygiene as well as visiting their dentist regularly. Those who suffer from uncontrolled chronic disorders like heart disease or diabetes, or have take radiation therapy will be evaluated individually. This also includes heavy smokers.