Dental Implants for a Lifetime of Smiles
If you have been told you cannot have dental implants because you wear dentures or because you do not have enough bone in your upper or lower jaw call and talk to a team member from Sturm & Associates.
21st century dental technology allows Dr. Judy Sturm and her team to replace missing teeth.
What are Dental Implants?
Your dentist in Yorkville explains that implants are the best replacement for missing teeth. Made from titanium steel and an artificial tooth, the implant replaces the roots of the teeth exercising the bone.
Before your implant posts or screws are capped with artificial teeth, healing needs to take place. Called Osseointegration, the process happens when the implant is surgically placed in or on the jawbone. Once the implants have healed Sturm & Associates caps the posts with natural looking artificial teeth that are beautifully matched to the rest of your smile.
Are They for Everyone?
While dental implants are a good fit for people with otherwise healthy teeth and gums, they can also be great replacements for patients who have dentures and for patients who are having all of their teeth or remaining teeth extracted. In some cases, dental implant posts can be replaced the same day expediting the healing process.
With that being said people who smoke and people with certain systemic disease risk implant failure. If you smoke quit, and if you are a diabetic or suffer from HIV/AIDS, talk to your primary care physician about dental implants.
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
According to your Toronto dentist, implants can last for the rest of your life with good oral hygiene. You will brush and floss your new teeth as you would your natural ones making sure to use an antibacterial mouth rinse.
You will also need to schedule regular dental appointments with Sturm & Associates and follow a healthy diet. While your teeth may be artificial, your gums are real and still susceptible to gum disease.
Are Dental Implants Cost Effective?
When you factor in how many bridges or dentures you will wear over the years, they are more cost effective. Dental bridges may give you five to ten years of wear while dentures about a decade. However, appliances will eventually need to be replaced, as will dentures, especially as you age and your face changes.
Over time they will more than pay for themselves. This is especially true when you consider how much joy they give you. With dental implants, you can eat what you want without worrying about your teeth falling out.
If you would like to learn more about dental implants in Yorkville, call and schedule a no obligation consultation with Sturm & Associates today.