Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements that are used to counter tooth loss. The procedure is categorized as a form of prosthetic (artificial replacement) dentistry, though it also falls into the category of cosmetic dentistry. Strong, durable and natural in appearance, implants are among the most successful dental procedures performed.
Although you have a number of restorative options for the treatment of missing teeth, nonehave proven to be as functionally effective and durable as implants. In many cases, dental implants may be the only logical choice for the restoration of all necessary functionality of the teeth and supporting structures.
Teeth are lost because of:
- Tooth decay
- Root canal failure
- Periodontitis (gum disease)
- Trauma to the mouth
- Excessive wear and tear
People who have lost teeth might feel too self-conscious to smile or talk. Additionally, biting irregularities caused by tooth loss can have a negative effect on eating habits and this can lead to secondary health problems. Regardless of the nature of problems related to tooth loss, dental implants may provide a simple remedy with proven results.
Advantages of Implant Dentistry
Dental implants are stronger and more durable than their restorative counterparts (bridges and dentures). Implants offer a permanent solution to tooth loss. Additionally, implants may be used in conjunction with other restorative procedures for maximum effectiveness. For example, an implant can serve as an anchor for a dental bridge or as a replacement for missing back teeth needed for a bridge. Implants can also be used with dentures to increase stability and reduce gum tissue irritation.
Andrew Pocius – a Dentist with World Wide experience.
Andrew Pocius has practiced as a dentist for more than two decades and has also undertaken training in Germany and the USA. He is extremely skilled and specializes in all types of cosmetic dentistry, as well as treating routine dental problems. Dr Andrew has recently attended a course for osseointegrated Implants, including advanced surgical techniques and is a member of the Association of Dental Implantology.
His skills and experience enable him to offer clients a broad range of surgical procedures and treatments from basic general dentistry, to corrective procedures, to complete facial makeovers. Dental Implants are frequently the best treatment option for replacing missing teeth.