Are your missing teeth preventing you from eating the foods you like?
Dental implants are used to replace one or more missing teeth with an artificial tooth made from titanium metal or ceramic. Dental implants are surgically implanted into the jawbone, and after a healing period, they are fit with a dental crown or bridge, thereby completing the restoration. They are also used for patients who have dentures in order to improve the fit when concerns such as inadequate bone level are causing an improper fit, pain and irritation on the gum tissues, and the need for the use of denture adhesives. Dental implant supported dentures “clip” into the dental implants, providing a more secure fit.
What are the benefits of getting dental implants?
The greatest advantage of implants is that they are permanent. Unlike a denture or partial denture, it isn’t necessary to remove implants at night, and those with implants no longer have to worry about eating foods that will make their dentures slip. In addition, unlike a bridge, a dental implant can be brushed and flossed just like a natural tooth. At Monterey Dental Centre, we take the time necessary to fully discuss all of your options and assist you when making the best decision for your needs.