Are you looking for a replacement tooth that is durable and natural looking? Mini dental implants are a great way to restore an incomplete smile and oral function without sacrificing one’s appearance. These incredibly durable and lifelike replacement teeth can last for decades.
While the mini dental implant replaces a missing tooth’s root, a prosthetic crown or bridge is used to replace lost visible tooth structure. The resemblance to a biological tooth largely depends on the materials chosen to fabricate a crown or bridge. Porcelain and porcelain fused to metal are the most natural looking options.
How do dental implants work?
Dental implants work like a biological tooth’s root. To achieve the replacement of a tooth’s root, an oral surgeon will embed a dental implant directly into the jaw. An implant is a screw-like base made from titanium. Bone won’t reject titanium as a foreign object and will actually fuse around the implant to hold it in place. A crown or bridge is attached to an abutment at the top of the implant to complete the smile restoration process. Since the bone anchors the implant, a crown or bridge can be held firmly in place for years to come
What are the benefits of dental implants?
There are numerous benefits to receiving a dental implant. The first, of course, is that a patient can enjoy an incredibly durable replacement tooth that will not move in the mouth. Since the implant is held by bone, it will allow for full restoration of oral function. With implants, a person can eat any type of food with ease.
Another advantage to dental implants is the fact that they support all the structures in the mouth. From preventing bone atrophy to supporting adjacent biological teeth, a dental implant works well with the entire oral health system.
Lastly, if white materials are chosen for the dental bridge or crown, this tooth replacement method will look very much like healthy, natural teeth.
To find out if dental implants are right for you, call our team at EverSmile to reserve a consultation.