Dental Implants

Advantages of Implants

An implant is not only for replacing individual missing teeth but offers a solution for multiple teeth or even all of them. The embedded artificial root can act as an anchor that is distinct from conventional bridges and dentures thus providing a stronger and more stable foundation.

A further advantage is that an implant aids in strengthening the jaw by mitigating bone shrinkage known as bone resorption and, in so doing, improves the facial profile including the jaw line.

Rather than the negative effects from missing teeth on what you can eat, dental implants reverse those aversions since they have the strength of natural teeth.

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Dental implants have become the most effective means of tooth replacement. Today’s dental implants are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth and the process is very predictable when proper guidelines are followed.

An implant begins with a titanium receptacle (screw) that is placed into the jawbone through surgical means. Once anchored it fuses to the bone (osseointegration) and in essence becomes an artificial root. An abutment fits over the implant on which the artificial tooth is affixed.

Other Considerations

The primary considerations for successful implants are existing medical conditions and to a certain extent the health habits of the patient. Through an examination and consultation, Dr. Morales can determine if dental implants have a sufficient basis for long term success.

To make an appointment today call 09 Dental at 210-805-8446.