At Optimum Oral Surgery Group, we have been carrying out dental implant procedures as one of the means to address tooth loss for our patients.
Statistics show that about 69% of people ages 35 to 44 experience tooth loss due to a variety of reasons, increasing the number of people wanting dental implants every year.
Dental implants are essentially artificial tooth roots that are surgically implanted in the jawbone like drywall anchors that are inserted into a wall.
These artificial roots hold artificial teeth, crowns, or bridges in place. Once implanted, the bone tissue of the jaw fuses with the artificial roots, thereby creating a stable foundation.
While there are several options to replace missing teeth, dental implants continue to be a superior option with major benefits.
If you are missing multiple teeth, there are many reasons to consider dental implants.
One benefit of dental implants is that they are able to support replacement teeth without the danger of movement and displacement of existing teeth.
Implants are a great investment because they can last forever if you take good care of them and manage your oral health appropriately.
In addition to their longevity, dental implants can ensure that there is minimal bone loss when teeth are extracted or lost due to trauma or oral disease.
Replacing multiple teeth is incredibly important, not only for cosmetic reasons, but also to ensure your oral health is maintained or even improved.
While it is not always possible to restore or save every one of your teeth, there are options available if you are experiencing tooth loss. Our team of professionals at Optimum Oral Surgery Group will guide you through the process of dental implants and help you decide if this is your best option.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are surgically secured titanium posts that can be placed in the upper or lower part of the jawbone, depending on where the tooth loss has occurred.
These posts act like the roots of natural teeth, they stimulate the jawbone and reinforce bone structure.
When multiple teeth are missing, there are several options for tooth restorations that will be held in place by strong dental implants.
What are the Types of Dental Implants?
One of these options is an implant-supported denture.
Traditional dentures that sit atop the gums tend to slide around or come loose in the mouth. However, when attached to dental implants, dentures will only be removed when you are ready.
If you are missing multiple teeth, only a few dental implants may be necessary to support your dentures.
Another option for those missing multiple teeth is the implant-supported bridge.
While traditional bridges rely on the alteration of surrounding teeth that may be otherwise healthy, implant-supported bridges do not require the damaging filing of healthy teeth when installed.
With this option, you will also remain unaffected by bone loss, as implants continue to act as roots and stimulate jaw health.
More Information about Dental Implant Procedures carried out at Optimum Oral Surgery Group
Types of Dental Implants
There is no one kind of dental implant that is suitable for all.
We determine the type, size, and shape of dental implants depending on several factors, including the tooth or teeth that needed replacement.
Two of the most common types of dental implants include endosteal and subperiosteal implants. Endosteal implants are embedded directly into the jawbone.
After this process, another surgery would be carried out to connect a post to the implant. Once this is done, the artificial teeth would be attached to each of the posts.
Subperiosteal implants, on the other hand, are best suited for patients with shallow jawbone or those who refuse to undergo other procedures that will help in rebuilding their jawbone.
Instead of individual screws, a metal frame is fitted into the jawbone just below the gum tissue. As soon as the frame is fixed to the jawbone, posts, where artificial teeth will be mounted, will be attached to it.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
We recommend dental implants to patients because it is the next best thing to having natural teeth. Since it is implanted into the jawbone just like any regular tooth, dental implants are strong, stable, and can perform the same functions as natural teeth.
Considering their mechanism, material, and structure, dental implants can also last for many years or even a lifetime.
Our patients come to us regularly for maintenance, and we advise them on proper oral care habits depending on what we have observed during checkups so that their dental implants can last.
Unlike dentures, dental implants allow patients to go about their daily business without having to worry about their teeth falling out. They can eat whatever they want without questioning their ability to chew the food.
They can also talk without having to struggle with pronunciation, laugh freely, and socialize with others without distressing about their teeth slipping.
Apart from personal and social benefits, implants also have dental benefits.
For one, this is the only dental restoration procedure that can help prevent the bone deterioration and stimulate the growth of natural bone.
When people lose one or more teeth, the jawbone starts deteriorating because it is no longer used to support natural teeth.
This deterioration is prevented by dental implants. Moreover, replacement teeth or implant restored crowns are practically resistant to cavities.
How Can I Care for My Dental Implant?
Just as your natural teeth require maintenance to keep them healthy, dental implants and the teeth they support also need regular cleaning.
Continue to brush twice a day and floss your natural teeth regularly.
If you are using removable dentures, be sure to clean them daily, as well as after they are removed and before they are inserted again. Attend regular dental checkups as directed by our team.
Dentistry is constantly improving, especially for individuals who have lost multiple teeth.
Tooth loss may feel discouraging, but dental implants are a great option for restoring the ability to eat, speak, and look like your normal self.
Each tooth is valuable, and implants give you the option to regain and enjoy the natural function of your teeth.
Schedule an Appointment for Dental Implants
If you are considering dental implants, please call Optimum Oral Surgery Group at (856) 437-4432 to schedule your consultation.