Implants are everywhere these days, and with the ever-growing trend and developments of being able to tweak things a little here and enlarge or fill things a little there, there is not much sign of it slowing down. That being said, sometimes there are benefits to filling the gap, and these kinds of procedures can really contribute to a person’s quality of life, such as getting teeth implants.
If you have ever tried to consume an apple or a steak while missing molars, you will understand the frustration, or perhaps you have a tooth missing right at the front, which makes you feel unconfident about your smile.
Whatever it is, this piece is going to talk to you about teeth implants and what you need to know to make the next step.
Why Get Teeth Implants?
Teeth are an integral part of our life. Not only do we consume our fuel with them, but we communicate with them too. It can feel a little disheartening (or worse) when the integrity of our teeth is compromised, whether that is for aesthetic or functional reasons, and those who are not in a position to save their natural tooth might feel like they do not have any other options. This is where teeth implants come in. They are able to restore your mouth to full working order so you can enjoy everything you always have with a full set of strong teeth.
What Are Teeth Implants?
A tooth implant is essentially a long-term, ‘permanent’ solution to a missing tooth. This is not always the first option that is sought after someone loses or damages a tooth, especially if money is a factor. It is usually reserved for those who want the closest thing to a natural tooth back. The ‘implant’ is essentially a screw that is inserted into the jawbone, into which your dentist is then able to screw your new tooth into. This can take anywhere from two sessions up to a couple of months to complete, but can be done under localanesthetic, just like a regular dental care procedure.
Can Anyone Get Dental Implants?
Dental implants are suitable for a wide variety of people. That being said, everyone’s teeth are unique, so every case will require a separate consultation. You do have to be over the age of 18 to get dental implants as children and teens under 18 are still in the process of growing their bones. It is also important to note that you have to be in good health generally to have this procedure and that your oral health needs to be in good shape too, such as healthy gums. It is not the end of the dental world for those who do are not suitable for this procedure, as there are different types of dental implants that can suit others who do not fit the criteria or present a difficult dental case. An example of this would be Zygomatic Implants, which can be used where there is insufficient bone for ordinary implants.
The most important thing to remember is if you go down this route is that you do your research to make sure you choose a qualified and trusted dentist.