Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

Dental Implants | Marconi Dental Group | Carmichael CA

If you’re looking into various types of tooth replacement, you’ve probably considered dental implants. Implants, like dental bridges and dentures, are one of the most popular ways to replace missing teeth. In use for over 50 years, dental implants have come a long way. They are now regarded to be the standard of care when it comes to tooth replacement.

Modern Tooth Replacement

Replacing missing teeth used to mean having to alter healthy teeth to bond a restoration over them. Or, you had to wear a removable prosthesis like a denture or partial denture. False teeth always meant wearing something that took up more place than the actual missing tooth.

Not with dental implants. The design of implants mimics the appearance of a natural tooth: a single prosthetic tooth root, supporting the false tooth above it. The new implant tooth is independent of all other teeth inside of your mouth. As a stand-alone tooth replacement, dental implants are unlike any other type of prosthetic teeth.

Replace as Many Teeth as You Need

A denture replaces all of your teeth. A bridge replaces one or two missing teeth – but only if there are healthy teeth on each side. Dental implants, however, can replace as many teeth as necessary. Implants support crowns, bridges, or dentures – regardless of how many other healthy teeth you have. You can replace all, or one, of your teeth at a time.

Enjoy Permanent Teeth that Last for Life

The success rates of dental implants are higher than any other type of dental treatment. Most implants last for an entire lifetime when cared for properly. Bridges and dentures wear out over time – but dental implants do not.

One of the reasons why dental implants are so successful is because of a process called osseointegration. Osseointegration is when new bone growth forms around the implant and fuses the implant into the jaw. This makes the implant just as stable, if not more so, than a natural tooth. Not only does osseointegration anchor the implant permanently, it also strengthens your surrounding bone structure, reinforcing the stability of adjacent teeth.

Opening Doors for More People than Ever Before

In the past, dental implants were not an option for some people. Over the last decade, materials and delivery methods have changed the way implants are placed. Modern technology has enabled implants to be delivered in areas where oral anatomy may not have previously supported an implant. These areas might have needed a sinus lift, bone graft, or simply ruled out implants altogether. This is not the case anymore! Using advanced placement techniques and modified implant prosthetics, just about anyone can consider having dental implants.

Marconi Dental Group can help you restore your entire smile with permanent dental implants. Whether you have a single missing tooth and need one implant with a crown, or are in need of an implant supported denture – your options are wide open.

We invite you to schedule a dental implant consultation with us today to find out more about the process.

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  1. It’s well known that smoking is really bad for a person’s overall health, but more visits to the dentist because of it would definitely make me stop if I was a smoker! I’m interested to see more study results about e-cigarettes in the future.

  2. Dear Myra, we will certainly keep you informed about this ongoing hot topic in the research world.

    The main thing to keep in mind is that regardless of the delivery medium, nicotine as the chemical in cigarettes is the main cause of most problems with smoking. Nicotine is a vasoconstrictor, meaning that it stops the flow of the blood full of necessary nourishment needed for health of the bone and gum tissue supporting the teeth. If the support around the teeth or dental implants get weak the teeth get loose and eventually it may cause tooth loss.

    Nicotine also causes reduction in salivary flow which in turn reduces the the ability to fight off the cavity-causing bacteria. Saliva helps by killing the bad bacteria and neutralizing the acidic environment where these bacteria flourish and cause harm to the tooth structure.

    I hope this helped.

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