What makes them work and how?
You’ve got that missing tooth that’s been bothering you for quite some time now. However, in today’s day and age, technology has advanced to such an extent that modern dentistry offers a number of ways to aesthetically replace missing teeth.
Standing tall amongst these options is dental implants — sturdy, natural looking and lasting for a lifetime. But, what makes them so special? How do they integrate with existing teeth and the mouth as a whole?
The answer is simple. Implants are bio-compatible, i.e. they bond with your existing oral structures to become a functioning and integral part of your body. To better understand how this works, let’s look at how implants integrate with your existing teeth and your jawbone.
One of the biggest plus-points of dental implants is that they can be made to fit around the curves and edges of your existing teeth and will not affect them in any way. In fact, in most cases, patients may not need to even extract existing teeth to have the implants fit into their mouth. Moreover, an implantologist will work with a team of expert technicians to ensure that the implants are designed to look like and blend with the natural teeth. For this, subtle details such as shape and colour are taken into consideration. Once they’re placed, most patients will barely be able to tell the difference! But what about tooth function?
The best part is implants are so strong and secure, they’ll function just like natural teeth do. Besides structural support, they will even assist existing teeth by taking off some of the load of chewing and grinding food.
The beauty of dental implants is that unlike bridges which look to other teeth for support, they are made to bond with the jawbone — a process known as osseointegration. In this process, an artificial bio-compatible root is placed in the jawbone to secure the tooth. A few months post healing, the implant effectively acts as a natural root for the implanted tooth. The benefit of such a process is that it doesn’t just support the teeth but also helps slow down or prevent bone loss altogether.
At Smilekraft Dentistry, we take pride in the expert solutions we have been able to provide to patients requiring implants. If you think getting an implant will help enhance your smile, Dr. Priyank Mathur is here to make that a reality!