A Quick Introduction to Richmond Dental Implants
Dental implants are now in full bloom, thanks to technological advances in the dental care industry. Losing a tooth is no longer the painful experience it was just over 25 years ago. With implants, life can resume to normalcy – you can eat anything you want and smile with confidence.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are designed to offer a replacement for the root/s of a tooth. These titanium dental solutions are installed securely in the jawbone below the gum line where a tooth is missing. The bond created between the titanium and the bone makes for a great foundation for artificial teeth while preserving bone deterioration common with a missing tooth.
How Do They Work?
Dental implants infuse to the jawbone providing a stable and sturdy base for artificial teeth. You can rest assured that any bridge or denture mounted on the implant won’t shift or slip inside your mouth when eating, smiling or talking. This tight and secure fit also ensures that crowns placed over the implants feel as natural as possible.
Conventional dentures and bridges can lead to sore spots, gagging and poor ridges which can be incredibly uncomfortable. There is also the need of attaching them to adjacent teeth on the space left by the lost tooth. Dental implants don’t need to attach to an adjacent tooth.
Types of Richmond Implants
Endosteal implants: Endosteal implants are planted into the jawbone through surgery. The first stage installs the implant, the second connects a post to the implant, and the third attaches an artificial tooth to the post either individually or together with a bridge or denture.
Subperiosteal implants:These feature a metal frame intricately fitted onto the jawbone beneath the gum tissue. The frame fixes on the jawbone as the gum heals.
Do Implants Last Long?
If well cared for, Richmond implants can last for a lifetime. Like natural teeth, they require good oral hygiene. Patients need to brush and floss the implants twice a day and visit the dentist regularly.
Dental implants have revolutionized the Richmond dental industry in a number of ways. People no longer have sleepless nights over lost teeth; at least not when the solution is here with us.