Cosmetic Dentistry

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Dental Implants

Advantages

Disadvantages

  • Implants put the strain and force of being bitten on directly to the jaw bone rather than to the surrounding teeth, especially when compared to bridges
  • Successful implants are rock solid and can provide very good stability for whatever is attached to them. No amount of biting will cause things attached to an implant to move
  • Sometimes a single implant can replace multiple missing teeth
  • The permanency of an implant can restore your confidence and self-esteem
  • The dental implant procedure is the most similar to regainiing one’s natural tooth/teeth
  • Implant technology has been around for many years and has a proven track record
  • Time taken for the implant to fuse to the bone (osseointegration) after surgery can be quite long 3-6 months
  • Implants are more costly that other options for artificial teeth
  • Implants rely on the quality of the jaw bone available to hold the implant and therefore not every case is suitable for implant treatment
  • Implants still do not restore the shape of shrunken gum tissue which can be a real aesthetic problem
  • Implants are very solidly anchored to the jaw bone and can feel a little odd when bitten on

End Results

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