If you’re missing teeth, dental implants are probably the most stable, secure and natural looking tooth replacement option. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is constructed of titanium and surgically implanted into your jawbone. An artificial tooth is placed on top of the implant, which is kept firmly in place by your bone and mouth tissues.
Dental implants are most suitable for people who don’t smoke, have healthy gums, and a good amount of jawbone tissue to support the implants.
Compared to conventional dental bridges or dentures, implants offer superior stability. Dentures and bridges have to rely on your neighboring teeth to stay in place. This makes them less stable and more likely to become loose. However, since implants are directly placed into your teeth’s roots, they are completely independent. As a result, they act and function just like real teeth.
How to care for your implants
Since implants are placed in your jawbone, they look and feel just like natural teeth. Thus, good oral hygiene is essential to keep them healthy. This includes brushing and flossing everyday and seeing your dentist regularly.
You will also be required to visit your dentist several times throughout the year to ensure your implants are functioning properly. If you would like to find out more information, contact our restorative dentistry Uptown Dental Gig Harbor to schedule a consultation.