Dental Implants

Dental Implants

What are dental implants?

It starts with a titanium implant – a precisely-crafted post that takes the place of the root of the original tooth. It is placed in the jawbone, and when it has fully healed, a porcelain crown (replacement tooth) is attached to the top. Titanium is used because of its ability to bond with human bone. 

The final result is a sturdy, stable anchor for either individual teeth or dentures. When dentures are stabilized by being attached to implants, they can be easily removed for cleaning, and they do not shift around while they are in the mouth.

Dental implant with screw and crown

Dental implants are one of the most common solutions for missing or missing teeth. No matter the reason you lost your teeth, an implant is just the thing to replace it and fill the gap it left behind. Replacing missing teeth is extremely important for the appearance of your mouth and your oral health.

Can anyone get dental implants at any time?

While dental implants can improve the oral health of everyone lucky enough to receive them, some candidates are readier for implants than others.

For some suffering from gum disease or tooth decay, the underlying reason could be that their jaw is diseased or weak. Before those with a weakened or diseased jaw can receive dental implants, they must first undergo a bone graft. 

The bone graft will provide new and healthy bone material for the dental implant to grow from. Your teeth are living things, and they need a healthy root to grow from. A bone graft provides the jaw health you need to receive a dental implant.

Dental implants will improve your jaws overall health

As a bonus to improving your oral health, dental implants also improve the overall health of your jawbone. How do they do this? The bones of the upper and lower jawbones are designed for the pressures and stress of biting and chewing. In fact, that stress is what keeps the bone around each tooth active and healthy.

But when a tooth is missing, the supporting bone does not receive the usual stresses. That bone begins to weaken and can collapse. When all teeth are missing, the bone in the lower face can become sunken, making a person look older than they are. Dental implants keep the underlying bone stimulated and prevent this collapse.

Reasons to choose a dental implant over other options

  1. Dental implants provide a natural-looking substitution for your missing teeth. Once the professionals install your dental implants at Lurie Dental of Delray Beach, they’ll look just like your natural teeth. 
  2. Once the dental implant is installed in your mouth, they are long-lasting and durable and should last as long as the rest of your teeth do. 
  3. A dental implant looks and acts just like the rest of your teeth, and they are just as helpful in eating and chewing as any other teeth. 

Aside from these reasons, the main one is that dental implants improve your overall oral health. With a strong jawbone and a complete set of teeth, you’ll be one step closer to living your best life.

Get Dental Implants in Delray Beach

Are you interested in dental implants? If so, reach out to us at Lurie Dental to learn more about our quality service.

We provide each patient with the care and compassion you need to restore your smile.