If you are looking for replacement teeth that look, feel, and work just like the real thing, you should consider dental implants. While the entire process from start to finish can take up to 6-8 months, the results are remarkable and can last for years to come.
How are the dental implants attached?
The dentist will insert tiny titanium posts into metal anchors which are securely set into the jaw bone where your missing teeth used to be. Your jaw bone will eventually bond to these posts which come up through the gums. The implant will then be attached to the top of the posts.
How are the permanent “teeth” attached to the implants?
The tooth part of a dental implant are actually dental crowns. These crowns are secured to the top of the implants by an abutment. The crowns are custom-made and color-matched. They are designed to look just like your natural, remaining teeth.
What about eating?
During the 3-6 month period as you wear your temporary dentures, you will need to follow a soft foods diet. But once the dental implant teeth are attached and everything has healed, you can safely resume a regular diet.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Overall, there are many benefits of dental implants. They help to improve the function of your teeth and smile. They also help your smile look better and can help you to regain your confidence. You will be able to eat easily with implants and they will also help to preserve your facial structure and prevent your jaw bone from deteriorating.