Commonly viewed as the gold standard of tooth replacement, dental implants continue to improve as science continues to advance. Most of the latest research involves using CAD/CAM technology to place the dental implants optimally in the jawbone where they will have the best chance to integrate with the bone. This precise placement means that patients can enjoy better outcomes as success rates of dental implants continues to rise.
If you are considering dental implants as a tooth replacement option, contact our Monroe, MI practice to find out more. At Kuras Dental Health Associates, we will conduct an examination to determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants.
Why Dental Implants?
When teeth are missing, there are ramifications throughout the mouth. Even if you are missing just one tooth, this can cause the rest of your healthy teeth to shift. Over time, your upper and lower jaw will no longer meet correctly, causing problems with your bite. This can lead to undue wear on your teeth, which can ultimately prevent you from chewing properly.
Your jawbone will also go through changes. With a tooth missing, your body stops sending nutrients to that area of the jawbone, causing the bone to shrink. This has additional negative effects on your oral health.
A dental implant is placed into the jawbone to take the place of a tooth root. After it integrates into the jawbone, your body continues to stimulate the area by sending in nutrients. Once a crown is placed onto the implant, your chewing function is completely restored. A dental implant looks and functions most like your natural tooth.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
The only way to know for sure is to see your dentist, but most people who enjoy good health and who have enough jawbone to support the implants will find that treatment is successful.
Find out more about dental implants by contacting Kuras Dental Health Associates, your Monroe, MI dentist.