While implants were introduced into dental practices in the late 1970s, you may be surprised to know that the earliest recorded attempts of their use date back to the Mayan civilization around 600 A.D. Needless to say, dental implants have undergone giant leaps in improved design, success, and overall patient satisfaction since those ancient times! In fact, today’s dental implants actually integrate or fuse to the jawbone for the teeth they replace. And once integrated and functional, they can easily last a lifetime. Today’s implants are so successful they’re often referred to as your third set of teeth!
Dental Implants: Your Third Set of Teeth
Your Third Set of Teeth
Whether you’re missing one, all or just some of your teeth, dental implants are the solution for you. Implants are artificial replacements for natural tooth roots to which replacement teeth are attached. The confidence, function, aesthetics and comfort of natural teeth can be yours again. We perform all the stages of implant therapy right here at our office.
Patients can use dental implants for many solutions:
A convenient, permanent solution to tooth loss
No alteration of other teeth is needed
Replacement of a single tooth
Replacement of several teeth
Implants supported dentures
Benefits of replacing teeth or gaps with implants:
Implants are great when needing to replace a single tooth, if you are missing a tooth or have a tooth that needs to be extracted.
The benefit of replacing the tooth or space with implants is that you don’t grind down healthy teeth to support a conventional bridge.
Implants replace both the root and crown structure of the particular tooth.
Replacement of several teeth or multiple lost teeth with dental implants is an excellent way to restore function. When you have a situation where you may need full dentures you may choose to restore your function with Dental implants. Many times when you will or have been wearing dentures the bone shrinks and the dentures become loose and do not function as normally as they could.
In this case implants are a great way to replace structure and function of teeth.
Call for a Consultation
If you are missing any of your natural teeth or are about to lose a tooth, call Icon Dental Group today to discuss your options. You will be given unbiased, accurate and scientifically based information which you can use to pursue the option that is right for you.
Don’t Let the Health of Your Mouth Limit Your Life!
Without a full set of 28 teeth, you are not chewing your food properly. As a result, you swallow larger food particles, which impairs proper digestive and nutrient extraction functions, which in turn favours body changes favouring illness debilitation and shortened life expectancy.
Those with missing teeth knowingly or unknowingly choose foods that are easier to chew, which results in a reduced intake of vegetables and dietary fibre while the intake of total calories, cholesterol and fat increases. This dietary change has been shown to elevate the risk of heart disease.
Having less than the full compliment of teeth places extra load on the remaining teeth. Losing a tooth leads to loss of more teeth. Whether you are missing one, all or just some of your teeth, dental implants may be the solution for you. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that prevents bone loss, reduces the chance of further tooth loss, adds support to your replacement teeth, restores your chewing function fully and feels like your natural teeth.
Having a full complement of teeth supported by your own natural roots or dental implants keeps your body healthier and enhances the quality and length of your life.