How Long Do Teeth Implants Last?
When it comes to durable teeth replacements, dental implants are fast becoming the favourite option around the globe. The implant is a titanium screw that is placed into the jaw bone. The bone cells in your jaw actually attach to this screw, creating a very solid union. This attachment process is what makes implants possible. An implant crown is then attached to the implant traditionally about eight weeks later.
Teeth implants are a long term solution for your lost teeth. The titanium screw attached to your jaw bone should last decades, provided good oral hygiene and care is maintained. The crown, which is the ceramic and visible false tooth, experiences more wear and tear and occasionally may have maintenance issues that crop up.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
There are many reasons teeth implants are becoming such a popular choice to replace a missing tooth. Here are a few of them:
Teeth implants function like real teeth: The titanium screw implant is designed to work like the natural roots of your teeth. It helps to support your jawbone.
They look like real teeth: Implant crowns bear an almost identical resemblance to your natural teeth and can be colour matched so as not to stand out.
Durability: Implants last longer than other traditional methods of replacing missing teeth. They will last for many years, and with proper care could last a lifetime.
Easy maintenance: You care for them just as you would your normal teeth. Regular oral hygiene at home together with regular checkups at your Bayside dentist are all that’s required to keep them in good condition.
No damage to adjacent teeth (unlike bridges): Dental bridges and other oral devices require the support of adjacent teeth to replace a missing tooth. This places a lot of strain on the adjacent teeth, something which is completely avoided by having dental implants.
Improved self esteem: Your self esteem and confidence shines through your smile, so if you’re not feeling good about your dental aesthetics it’s going to affect your lifestyle. A missing tooth can cause issues with your confidence that can be overcome by teeth implants.
Convenient: Your function and aesthetics is returned, like you have never lost the tooth.
If you’d like to know more about the benefits of teeth implants, get in touch with us at The Dental Family Beaumaris today.
Who Can Get Dental Implants?
Most people can get teeth implants to replace missing teeth, provided they’re healthy enough to undergo mouth surgery. There needs to be enough bone present in the jaw to hold the titanium screw implant, and healthy gums should also be evident so that infection isn’t a problem.
If you’re considering teeth implants, the best next step would be to get in touch with our Bayside practice. We’ll schedule in an examination to see whether an implant is a good fit for you, with the critical factor in determining the level of complexity of treatment is the amount of available jaw bone. If you don’t have enough bone, it doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t have an implant but it certainly can be more complicated and expensive.
If you’re thinking about a dental implant The Dental Family Beaumaris can answer your dental care questions and help you decide the best treatment plan to suit your needs. Get in touch and book an appointment today.