Rather than wearing dentures or dental bridges, you can restore your smile with modern dental implants. Today, more patients are opting to have dental implant procedures to replace one or more missing teeth because the devices look natural inside the mouth. With dental implants, you can have an attractive smile. After dental implants are surgically implanted, the new teeth are comfortable inside the mouth, and you will find it easy to care for the full-size dental crowns. Strong bones are required to hold the metal posts in your gums that are used for holding your full-size dental crowns.
There are the New Types of Dental Implants?
When you are wearing a dental bridge that is difficult to keep clean or when you wear dentures that slip inside your mouth, it is time to visit our dentist for a complete examination. Our dentist will collect medical images of your mouth to evaluate your bones to determine if you can begin a dental implant procedure right away or if it is better to improve the strength of your bones first.
In addition to individual dental implants, there are new types that are made to hold multiple full-size crowns on one metal support. These implants make it possible for some individuals to have the restorations despite having weaker bones. While a dentist may need to change the shape of your natural teeth to have supports for a dental bridge, this isn’t required for dental implants.
It’s Easy to Take Care of Your Dental Implants
Your dental crowns are made to match the color of your natural teeth, or alternatively, when you are having a full-mouth of implants inserted into your gums, our dentist will choose a color that looks great with your skin tone. You may need multiple surgeries when you want to wear dental implants, and it can take four to six months for the metal posts to integrate with your bones. After you have implants, you can take care of the restorations with daily brushing, using mild toothpaste and dental floss. In addition to using a soft-bristled toothbrush, you can use interdental brushes to remove the food debris that is between the artificial dental crowns.
If you would like to learn more about this procedure offered at Sneed Dental Arts you can visit our office in Collierville, TN. Our professionals would be more than happy to answer any questions you have. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!