|Dental Implants (Conventional Implants)
With today's advancements in dental implant and bone grafting techniques, materials and
technologies, almost anyone with missing teeth can now have dental implant treatments done.
Conventional implant techniques have had a good long-standing success rate. Also, due to new
developments in implant technologies and techniques, immediate implants and immediate loaded
implants are now possible that can dramatically shorten treatment.
There are many advantages to dental implants, including:
Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. And because they are
designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent.
Improved speech. With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to
mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip.
Improved comfort. Because they become part of you, implants eliminate the discomfort of removable
Easier eating. Sliding dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your own
teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain.
Improved self-esteem. Dental implants can give you back your smile and help you feel better about
Improved oral health. Dental implants don't require reducing other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge
does. Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left
intact, improving long-term oral health. Individual implants also allow easier access between teeth,
improving oral hygiene.
Durability. Implants are very durable and will last many years. With good care, many implants last a
Convenience. Removable dentures are just that; removable. Dental implants eliminate the
embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep
them in place.