By Lakeshore Dentistry & Implant Center
December 03, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Losing a tooth as an adult is certainly not as fun as losing a tooth as a child. Unfortunately, the tooth fairy stops coming to visit at a certain age. Unattractive teeth are also a common complaint as people age. Luckily, however, there is an answer to these problems. Dental implants are fast, easy and able to be implanted at many dentists’ offices worldwide.

The ideal dental implant candidates are usually in good dental health, with an acceptable background in their general health. The teeth and gums should be in good condition, and, since adequate bone in the jaw is needed to support the implants, there should be enough bone left in the jaw in which to embed the implants.

From confidence to convenience, the advantages to dental implants are numerous. Some of the most common benefits include:

Longevity. Dental implants are built to last. If taken care of properly, they will wear just like normal teeth, and will last as long as you can take care of them. Aside from potential adjustments periodically, dental implants should last for the rest of your life. Compared to dental bridges, which only last approximately 7-10 years, the choice is obvious.

Predictability. Tooth supported bridges could damage, or even break, from something as simple as eating. Since dental implants are surgically implanted into the actual jaw bone, they are much more sturdy and can be treated exactly like normal teeth.

Security. Unlike dentures, dental implants do not ever need to be taken out or cleaned, other than a normal dental hygiene routine. Since they are secured into the bone, the implants will not move around or fall out like dentures, leaving you to eat, talk, sleep and live without fear of your dentures moving or coming out.

The prosthetic teeth are implanted surgically, either into the bone (endosteal) or onto the bone (subperiosteal). The procedure is usually done under local anesthetic in either one or two visits. Dentists then require periodic check ups to ensure that the prosthetics are healing correctly and being properly maintained by the patient.

The dentists at Lakeshore Dentistry & Implant Center in Holland, MI are experts in dental implants. They work hard with their staff in order to bring you the most professional, transparent and effective dentistry in Illinois. Visit today to schedule an appointment.