Tooth Technology: What Are Dental Implants?

Tooth Technology: What Are Dental Implants?

While children smile hundreds of times a day, adults only smile a fraction of the time. This is likely because adults feel more self-conscious about their smiles. So what do you do when you don’t like your smile? Is there a way to improve your smile, so you feel more confident and approachable? 

Dental implants may be the solution you’re looking for! But what are dental implants, and how can they help? In this article, you’ll learn more about how you can get a sparkling smile with dental implants. 

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. You lose teeth for a variety of reasons: trauma, accidents, and so forth, and it can have an impact on your self-esteem. Dental implants replace the missing teeth, giving your smile brilliance. 

There are three parts of an implant. The first is the titanium implant itself, which is embedded into your jawbone. Then, you have the abutment, which acts as a hook to keep the third part of the implant – the crown or false tooth – in place. 

There are also different types of implants. Depending on your needs, you can receive full-mouth implants, multiple implants, or single-tooth implants. 

The Benefits of Dental Implants

There are many benefits of getting dental implants. 

First, dental implants look and feel like real teeth. They seamlessly blend in with your surrounding teeth, so people cannot tell which teeth are real and which ones are false. 

Dental implants are easy to care for. They don’t require any special cleaning or adhesives. You can brush them and floss them like normal. 

There are no restrictions on foods you can and cannot eat. Because dental implants function like real teeth, this means that you can eat a variety of foods but stick to healthy ones to maintain your oral health. 

Dental implants have longevity. They are made to last for several years, and if taken care of, they can last a lifetime.

Why Get a Dental Implant

Choosing to get a dental implant is a personal choice. While there are many cosmetic reasons to get dental implants, there are also some health reasons. 

When you lose a tooth, your jawbone begins to sag, which is due to the missing tooth no longer encouraging bone growth. Replacing the tooth with a dental implant means that you encourage bone growth and your facial features stay in place. 

According to a report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, the overall health of your mouth impacts the health of your entire body. When you have a gap in your teeth, this gap exposes your gums to bacteria. Bacteria in your bloodstream may cause many other significant health problems. 

Dental implants provide a sturdy foundation for the rest of your teeth. When you have all of your teeth in place, they keep each other stable.

Designing the Perfect Dental Implant: Dr. Vicky’s Smile Design Process

At the Smile Design Studio, we have a Smile Design process, which is a set system that we’ve been using for years now to guarantee that our patients will love the results every single time. And the reason why is because we design the smiles from the very beginning with our patients involved.

They give us some idea of what they would like to achieve. And then we work backwards from there. We look at the structure of your face, the shape of your smile, and your lips. We use lots of photography as well as designing with golden proportions the right size, shape, and color for their face.

Now when we’ve done the design. We will then send it to the lab for a mock up of the entire smile. So that patients can actually see the result before they even commit to any treatment. What we do is get the mockups right. When the patient loves the mockups, what we do then is we will transfer the mockups to the face. So they get to take home the new smile and try it out in front of their friends and family and make sure they get all the critiques they want.

By the time they have done that, we’ll know then whether that suits them or not, whether they want any changes. Once we create all the changes in the mockups then we’ll know exactly what we want for the final so that gives the patients a really good expectation of what they’re going to get. In return, we’ll know all the little changes that we need to instill before it goes to the final production so that way we know that when we make the teeth at the end it will be exactly what the patient wants and obey exactly correct for their face and what they wanted to achieve. This is why we can guarantee our results 100%. We will fix it and make sure that you are 100% happy before we’re done!

Are You Interested in Dental Implants?

When you’re faced with the question, “What are dental implants?” you can be confident that they are a wonderful and healthy solution to keeping your smile functional. If you’re interested in learning more about dental implants and how they can help you, click here to contact our practice today.