All About Dental Implants

The world of oral health has changed dramatically within recent decades. We have gone from clunky chunky braces to sleek and clear Invisaligns, from bionic looking silver fillings to tooth-colored fillings for cavities where no one is the wiser. While the dental industry is changing constantly, the problems that can come with teeth are not. We chip our teeth, we get cavities, sometimes we even need to have our teeth removed or we lose them. Where lost or chipped teeth used to mean an unsightly or confidence-lowering smile, or even a mouthful of dentures, dental implants have arrived on the scene to provide natural looking and comfortable teeth replacement.

What is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are essentially individual fake teeth. They are attached to the jaw bone through the gums via a titanium rod that your bone will naturally fuse with. A false tooth is affixed to this little rod in a shape that fits your mouth and blends in with the rest of your teeth. There is no need for glues or pulling out extra teeth like with dentures, and you never have to see that unsightly chipped tooth again. You are left with a brilliant and shining smile without any hindrances in speaking or eating.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

When you choose dental implants over dentures or merely leaving holes or chipped teeth, you are choosing a healthiest option. Chipped teeth and exposed gums are both difficult to brush and may have small cracks and crevices that harbor bacteria which can lead to more problems. Having a dental implant takes care of this issue and acts like a real tooth, making it easy to brush and care for. When it comes to dentures, they can also be bacteria hoarders. They are also notorious for fitting poorly in the mouth and sliding about with eating and speaking. Both dentures and missing or chipped teeth can cause issues with eating and problems with speech that dental implants instantly rid of.

How Do I Get a Dental Implant?

Any modern dentist will offer dental implants as a part of their services. Most insurance companies will cover dental implants, as they go far cosmetic dentistry and are beneficial to the recipient’s oral health. If you are thinking that a dental implant may be the right choice for you, speak to your dentist and give your dental insurance company a call. Your dentist will be able to answer any questions you might have regarding the implant itself or the procedure and make sure that you feel comfortable and confident in your decision.

Dental implants can change your life. Get back your confidence with a beautiful smile that reflects who you are. Do away with clunky bacteria-ridden dentures and get a smile that fits you and never holds you back. In the Hamilton area and need a single dental implant? Look no further than Gateshead Dental.