Dental implant is one of the many procedures in dentistry that can give a patient the ability to chew properly, keep the teeth from shifting and maintaining proper bite. It can also provide great improvement in someone’s appearance if they are missing a front tooth. Many people don’t realize the importance of teeth until it is too late and they have lost one or more teeth. Most people are not happy with replacing their missing teeth with removable appliances. Dental implants are as close as one can get to natural teeth as an option for teeth replacement.
Dental implant is a titanium metal that looks like a screw and it is surgically placed inside the bone where the root of the tooth used to be. So the implant will act as the root of a tooth. The implant will start to fuse to the bone surrounding it. Once the fusion is complete and the implant is secure, then a crown is placed on the implant. In instances where there is more than one missing tooth, a bridge can be used on top of the implants. Also in patients who are wearing dentures, implants can be done and a denture will be made to be placed onto these implants and the denture will be supported so that is will not be loose at all.
Most dental insurances do not cover dental implants because, it is considered a cosmetic procedure. However, in some cases, your medical insurance may cover this procedure. There are some circumstances where you may not be a candidate for dental implants; your dentist can let you know if you are or you are not.
Dental implants are great replacement for teeth. They are expensive but the benefits and advantages outperform the disadvantages. For more information, please call out office at 323-771-7254.
By: Ladan Zinai