What are dental implants and why might you be a good candidate to get them? They are a great alternative to natural teeth when your natural teeth are no longer functioning as they should. Dental research has shown that among adults aged 35 to 44, almost 70% have at least one permanent tooth that had to be extracted because of decay, facial trauma, gum disease, or a failed root canal. With so many people in need of a solution to their tooth loss, dental implants are a worthwhile procedure to offer at many dental offices. The catch is that dentists who do not have a specialty certification cannot provide dental implants because it is considered a surgery.
Only periodontists and oral and maxillofacial surgeons are certified to place dental implants because they have completed so many hours of hospital rotations and surgical shadowing. After dental school most dentists dive right into their practice, but surgeons must complete on average another 4 years of specialty training before they can get their board certification. Expertise is required to place a dental implant because it involves to many different body systems. This is an actual surgery where a patient undergoes anesthesia, so the risk is greater than a regular dental procedure where just local anesthetic is used. Where a natural tooth was extracted, an implant is put it its place and a modeled tooth can be installed into the permanent implant. These teeth are meant to look exactly like yours, so they will match surrounding teeth in color and shape. Dental implants are a permanent solution to a lost tooth. The replacement teeth are meant to be strong and durable and to function just as your other teeth do. Many patients tend to forget they have implants because after the healing occurs the feeling is the same.
Dental implants have been tried and tested for decades and are now at top performance with the latest technology to help. They have surpassed dentures and bridges in their efforts to make life almost like normal again. Millions of patients have backed up claims that implants should be the norm for replacing missing teeth. Dentures simply rest on existing gum tissue, and over time the gum is degraded because there are no teeth within the bones to hold the structure. This condition causes pain and discomfort over time, and causes the dentures to stop fitting well. Because the base of the dental implant is rooted in the jaw bone just like a tooth, the gums stay healthy and intact. The faux teeth are held in with titanium metal screws and bases. The base fuses with the jawbone through the osseointegration process and then works as a prosthetic root for the new crown to rest upon. So, dental implants never decay and never lose shape or color. They will last you a lifetime if they are put in properly and will keep your gums and jaw healthy as well. Get this procedure and more done at Peak OMS so you can trust that it is done professionally and perfectly.