Dental implants are the future of tooth replacement. These biocompatible prosthetics provide a viable and effective replacement for the roots of teeth – a part of tooth structure that oral health professionals haven’t been able to replace until recently.
Kessler Dental Associates is accepting new implant dentistry patients. We invite you to schedule a consultation with our team if you have questions about dental implants and your tooth replacement needs.
Long-Lasting, Lifelike Replacement Teeth
Dental implants can last for a lifetime. These prosthetics support the entire oral health system -especially adjacent teeth/prosthetics and the jawbones. Other tooth replacement methods don’t address the loss of the roots of teeth and instead focus solely on replacing visible tooth structure. Implants keep adjacent teeth from collapsing into empty tooth sockets. They also keep the jawbone healthy and active so that bone deterioration post-tooth loss is less of a concern.
Patients with dental implants enjoy well-balanced diets that can include tough and chewy items. Oral function with stabilized dental implants is comfortable, too. Cleaning and caring for implants is not cumbersome or difficult. These prosthetics are brushed and flossed the same way biologic teeth are cleaned – making implants a low-maintenance alternative to other tooth replacement methods.
How Implant Dentistry Works
Dental implants are titanium components used to replace the roots of teeth and support prosthetics/restorations. They are normally less than 10 millimeters in diameter and resemble the appearance of a screw.
Following dental implant placement, patients will enter a healing phase of treatment that gives the bone time to fuse to the implant’s titanium structure. Incremental follow-up appointments are necessary to check on the stabilization process of bone fusing to these titanium components.
When implants become stabilized, they provide a very lifelike replacement for the root structure of teeth. Once integrated, implants can serve as bases for visible restorations and prosthetics. Since dental implants are anchored in the jawbone the same way the roots of teeth are, they can hold crowns, bridges, and dentures in place so that those who’ve lost teeth do not experience permanent disruption of oral function.
Modern dental care means that we don’t have to suffer from the difficulty and emotional turmoil of tooth loss. If you have questions about your tooth replacement options, call Kessler Dental Associates today to reserve a consultation.