Dental Implants: The Natural-Looking Alternative For Tooth Replacement

Tooth replacement has come a long way, and technological advances have made alternatives like dental implants fast and affordable. Best of all, they blend right in with your natural teeth, so know one has to know but your dentist. Not everyone is a candidate for dental implants, but they will really change your life and the results are long-lasting.

Foundations of an Implant

Success of a dental implant procedure often depends on how the foundations were laid. It all comes down to the quality of materials. Some of the most recommended materials used for various parts of an implant include metal alloys and gold alloys due to their sturdy structure. This further reinforces the dental implant’s superiority when it comes to being a long-term solution. This yields the best results for dental restoration and uninterrupted patient recovery.

Due to its excellent aesthetic properties (as its color closely resembles natural teeth’s) and compatibility, porcelain fused with metal alloy is also commonly used particularly for crowns and abutments. You can also opt for all metal crowns if they are a more viable option.

While dental implants procedures have a high success rate, it’s still recommended that you go over all your options with your dentist. Take the time to discuss any existing dental or medical solution and allergies. For example, you may be suffering from bruxism, so a porcelain crown that may be prone to cracking may not be right for you. Those allergic to certain metals should also mention this to their dentists.

Are You a Good Candidate?

Before you have undergo the procedure, your dentist will perform a complete assessment. This initial exam will also allow the dentist to measure the shape and size of the teeth, gums, and jawbone in order to get a custom fit and good placement. This way, each crown or bridge is then hand-crafted to create a natural-looking replacement tooth.

This will also allow the dentist to check for periodontal disease and the extent of bone loss. If there is excessive bone loss or advanced gum disease, the condition must be treated, and a bone graft may also be necessary.

Sources:
DENTAL IMPLANTS, perio.org

Dental Implants, medicinenet.com

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