Dental implants are replacement teeth made of titanium, which is biocompatible. They are used to either replace a tooth, or they can be used as an anchor for a denture or a partial denture. Implants can keep your dentures from shifting while talking or chewing. Implants also preserve your bone. Without teeth, the bone that supports your overlying facial structure begins to melt away and can make you appear older than you are. Implants slow down this process, allowing you to maintain your youthful appearance!
Some people do not realize how important it is to keep the bone structure in your mouth intact and as healthy as possible. Some dental treatments or lack of dental treatments may cause a person to have facial bone deteriorate. If you have missing teeth it can cause your lips and cheeks to sink in, due to excessive space combined with the bone loss. At The Dental Implant Center of Orange County we use dental implants to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth. When using dental implants to replace teeth one benefit is that they will help preserve the facial bone and, as a result, you will have a more youthful appearance into your later years
An implant can be thought of as an artificial root that is attached to a crown, bridge, partial, or full denture.
Benefits of implants include:
Dental implants are made of titanium, which is biocompatible, and are used to anchor a crown, denture or partial denture to replace a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. An implant is the best technology that exists the replicates the way a natural tooth is attached. Implants are secure and do not slip out of place like some other tooth replacement options. Sometimes they may even be stronger than your real teeth.