Over time, many people have to resort to dental treatments to improve or maintain their oral health. One of the most frequent aims to alleviate dental absences, and is called… Dental implant! But exactly… What is a dental implant and are its benefits?
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a treatment and/or solution for missing or fractured teeth. This treatment consists, specifically, in inserting a pure titanium screw into the maxillary bone, on which the crowns or prostheses are placed.
Thanks to dental implantology, the functionality of the lost pieces is recovered, the oral aesthetics and prevents the teeth that are placed around the gap from falling or falling.
It is important to note that any dentist cannot carry out dental implants, since they must have specialized training and knowledge in this field… And at Gross Dentistas we have them!
In short, today, it is the treatment of choice to replace missing teeth, with the subsequent placement of crowns or prostheses on them, since it has many advantages over other types of treatment.
Benefits of dental implants
As we have just mentioned, implantology treatments have a series of advantages and/or benefits that do not go unnoticed, and which we show you below:
- Significantly improves the quality of life of patients, because unlike removable dentures, dental implants are fixed and comfortable.
- In most cases, it does not cause pain or discomfort.
- The maintenance of dental implants is similar to the rest of the teeth.
- Facilitates optimal oral hygiene.
- It is a safe option, since the prosthesis is linked to the bone and not to other teeth.
- Prevents bone loss by being attached to the bone.
- When chewing, the patient will have the sensation of chewing with a natural tooth.
- Its duration ranges between 20-30 years.
In summary, dental implants have become the perfect alternative to dentures.
Are dental implants noticeable?
Now that you know what a dental implant is and its benefits, the time has come to answer the question of whether dental implants are noticeable or not.
The truth is that if a person has been missing teeth for a long time, the most common is that both the lip area and the mouth contour experience sinking. In these cases, an aesthetic change will be noticed in the patient, but said aesthetic change will be noticed for the better, since the face of the person treated will recover its original shape.
In the same way, when a dental implant is performed, the patient’s smile will improve remarkably, since no hole or space will be seen.
It is also important to note that, both when chewing and speaking, the person will have an adaptation process. It is completely normal that at the beginning of the treatment it is difficult for you to chew or speak normally. But with the help of the dentist’s advice you will quickly learn how to do it correctly again.
We solve your doubts about any dental treatment
From our Gross Dentistas dental clinic we hope to have successfully resolved your doubts about what a dental implant is. However, we would like to emphasize that we are at your entire disposal for any questions that may arise, both regarding dental treatments and oral care and hygiene.
Therefore, if you want to receive more information on this matter or on any other, we invite you to contact us directly… Our professionals will be delighted to help you!