If you’re missing one, several or even all your teeth, or your teeth are in such bad shape that they can no longer be repaired, Dental Implants in Laurel MS may be appropriate for you. With modern implant treatment, it is possible to get permanent teeth the same day that the implants are put in place. In some cases, the same day teeth are pulled. If there is inflammation in the jaw, or other contraindications, the procedure cannot be performed until the issues are corrected.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are small cylinders designed to replace the root of a tooth and restore the physical appearance and the chewing function of patients who have lost one or more teeth. They are intended for use in upper and / or lower jaw, supporting new artificial teeth. Osseointegration occurs rapidly in some cases, and it enables restorations ranging from replacing a single tooth to an entire bridge, or being a retention element for dentures. Dental implants are made of titanium, which is both biocompatible and strong.
Just like a real tooth root, Dental Implants in Laurel MS constitutes a foundation for a new crown. An all-ceramic dental crown placed on an implant looks and functions almost like a missing tooth. If you are missing just one tooth, a crown may be the best solution. If you are missing several teeth, dentists recommend a bridge. There are a number of different types of dental bridges. An all-ceramic bridge is one of the best solutions, in terms of aesthetics and optimal function. Some advantages of bridge on implants can be:
* You grind on intact and healthy teeth.
* The natural spaces between teeth are filled again, which can give an artificial appearance.
* When teeth are missing your jawbone may shrink, making your face look older because the roots of missing teeth are also missing. Implants change this.
* Your smile is restored.
An implant provides, just like a real tooth, support for a bridge. An all-ceramic bridge looks and acts like the missing tooth when placed on implants. Treatment has been performed for over 40 years and many dentists use only the leading providers of dental implants. The cost for this type of treatment depends on how many teeth you need replaced. This will be discussed prior to treatment.