Dental implants are prosthetic elements that are used to replace missing teeth or to attach removable dentures. The implant is the infrastructure that supports the crown or holds more firmly a removable denture. It resembles the root of the tooth and it is threaded or tapped into the maxillary bone. Implants are made of titanium which gives them an important characteristic: they can be "osseointegrated" to the bone i.e. the implant essentially becomes one with the bone.
The treatment is divided into two stages. The first corresponds to the insertion of the implants. The second stage includes the activation of the implant and places the crowns.
Why Are Dental Implants so Important?
Missing teeth are more than just a cosmetic concern. The mouth was designed to have all of its teeth in place, and when some of them are gone, it cannot function properly. This is why having dental implants placed as soon as possible after a tooth falls out is so important.
Believe it or not, missing teeth affect both your oral and overall medical health. They can also impact your self-confidence and ultimately your emotional health. When your teeth are not in their proper place, you create an off bite. This means that your jaw does not close properly, and opens the door to a slew of problems.
All of these problems can be avoided completely by replacing the lost tooth right away. While having an implant does represent a monetary investment, the returns far outweigh this small cost. After all, you are protecting the health of your entire mouth and jaw by dealing with the problem as soon as it comes up, rather than waiting.
Remember, a missing tooth is far more than just a cosmetic issue. It is a serious health concern, and failure to address it will lead to long-term, life-altering changes in your health. It is far easier to get dental implants now than to deal with bone loss and joint problems later, so call Era Health Dental the moment you have lost that tooth. Your mouth will thank you as it is able to remain healthy and strong for many more years with the help of an implant.
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