Why Is An Implant Better For Oral Health?

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Dental implants have been called one of the greatest advances in the history of dentistry, and with good reason. They are available at Koch Aesthetic Dentistry in Birmingham.

What Is A Dental Implant?

A complete single-tooth dental implant restoration has three parts:

  • Post
  • Abutment
  • Crown

A dental implant is a permanent anchor (post) that is inserted into the jaw. In the months after implantation, it integrates with the jawbone. This is called osseointegration.

The post becomes a solid base for the visible restoration above the gumline. A crown is then attached to the implant to replace the missing tooth.

Your jawbone and blood circulation treat the post as if it’s a natural tooth root, which prevents bone recession.

One implant can support one artificial tooth. Multiple implants can support a dental bridge or dentures.

Why Are Implants Better Than Dentures Or A Bridge?

With a dental bridge, tooth structure must be removed from the adjacent teeth to attach the bridge (false tooth). As a result, it compromises the integrity of those teeth.

A dental implant doesn’t cause any damage to the adjacent teeth. In fact, it helps them.

Dentures make it difficult to eat, taste, and talk. It’s more onerous to consume a nutritious diet with dentures.

Dentures don’t prevent bone recession. And they can irritate the soft tissues of the mouth. Plus they decrease self-confidence and quality of life.

Properly cared for, dental implants from Koch Aesthetic Dentistry in Birmingham can last a lifetime. To find out whether implants are right for you, please call our office to schedule an appointment.

Contact Koch Aesthetic Dentistry – The Dental Spa:

205-933-0323

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2311 Highland Ave S Ste 323
Birmingham, Alabama
35205

 

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