September is International Dental Implant awareness month! Conscious about your smile missing a tooth or a few teeth? Dental implants may be the perfect solution for you! According to the American Dental Association, the majority of people are good candidates for implants, and it is beneficial to have healthy gums and sufficient bone in the jaw to support the implant.

Functions of dental implants

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Dental implants effectively replace natural teeth with artificial tooth roots. They are screwed into the jawbone, integrating with your natural bone structure. This creates a support structure on which single or multiple artificial teeth, known as crowns, can be attached.

Dental implants are an ideal way to ensure that your natural bone is preserved while the bone growth is also stimulated around the implants.

Benefits of dental implant treatment

Dental implants are the closest replacement for our natural teeth that are available at this time. With implant support, the overlying artificial teeth act, function, and appear like your natural teeth allowing patients to feel more comfortable than with other teeth replacements such as dentures.

Additionally, studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry found that dental implants improve eating and speaking habits for patients.

Furthermore, proceeding with dental implants helps to prevent any shrinkage of the bone around them. This will evidently enhance facial and bone features and structures. 

Why not let one of our implant specialists help you achieve the comfort you desire, and formulate a plan suited to your needs.  Visit us at Micris dental clinic, and experience dental excellence and luxury at its best!

Sources:

  1. American Dental Association 
  2. The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry