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Enjoy Your Favorite Foods with Dental Implants
Dental implants are a relatively new method for replacing lost teeth to restore oral function. This tooth replacement method consists of a dental implant and an implant restoration such as a bridge or crown, which effectively replaces the roots of teeth as well as their visible surfaces. Our dentist provides the restorations attached to implants.
Patients with dental implants enjoy optimal oral function, including the ability to eat tough and chewy food items comfortably.
How Dental Implants Work
Conventional tooth replacement methods present limitations when it comes to oral function. Many people with partial and full dentures struggle with eating various types of food comfortably and efficiently. This is because dentures rely on the curve of the jaw, adhesives, and clasping mechanisms to stay in place. Implants, on the other hand, are placed in the jawbone, which provides durable and long-lasting support.
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are embedded into the jawbone. As the body heals from the initial implantation procedure, the bone will literally fuse to the titanium post. This process allows an implant to function like the biological root of a tooth.
After a dental implant is stable, a dentist will then secure an implant restoration to complete the tooth replacement process. Implant restorations could be a dental crown or a bridge. They will serve as the visible, biting surfaces of a tooth. Restorations are custom made from durable materials like gold or natural-looking materials such as porcelain.
Benefits of Dental Implants
This tooth replacement method offers unique advantages when compared to traditional treatment options. Beyond providing an optimal restoration of oral function, implants support the entire oral health system by keeping bone stimulated and adjacent teeth in their rightful positions.
Implants are easy to care for, too. They are cleaned through brushing and flossing like biological teeth. Messy adhesives and cleaning solutions aren’t necessary since implants are fixed permanently in the mouth.
If you have questions about your implant restoration options, call the office of Dr. Randy Parham to schedule a tooth replacement consultation with our experienced dentist.
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