At New Albany Implants, we love one dental restoration above all the others. Can you guess what it is? You’re right! Dental implants! You’ll hear us talking about the power behind dental implants all the time. After all, it is a part of our name!
But you might be wondering why we have such strong feelings about dental implants! After all, it’s just a dental procedure, right? It’s just a piece of titanium in the jaw. Why does it matter so much?
That’s what we want to spend some time talking about today. Dental implants MATTER because all research and evidence shows the same thing: dental implants can increase the quality and length of your life. That’s not something to ignore!
The Many Ways Implants Save Smiles
Dental implants work in many ways and come in all sorts of sizes. This allows the implants to be used for a variety of tasks. Let’s take a look at some of those things below to give you a better idea of how you might benefit.
Single Tooth Restoration – When you are missing one tooth, a dental implant can solve the problem better than any other form of restoration. It won’t damage your other healthy teeth, and the restoration will be a stable and secure fit for the rest of your life!
Multiple Tooth Restoration – Maybe you are missing more than one tooth. You’re wearing partial dentures or are just dealing with the gaps. Dental implants can take care of those gaps! We can place an implant in each gap, or in some cases, we can use one appliance to take care of all of the missing teeth.
Complete Smile Restoration – Let’s say you are missing ALL of your teeth. Guess what? Dental implants are at it again! We have a few different ways we can help you restore your smile. We can secure your dentures, or use a limited number of implants to secure permanent bridges around your smile to give you back a natural look and feel.
The Relationship Between Titanium and Bone
Part of the power of dental implants is in the use of material. Dental implants are made of titanium, which is a very special material when it comes to restorations of all sorts! We are using titanium in all sorts of medical procedures now for one reason: the body accepts titanium.
When we place other metals into your body, there is a high chance that your body will reject it or be allergic to it. Titanium, on the other hand, is accepted and causes very few problems! In the case of dental implants, we see a process called osseointegration take over.
Osseointegration is a process of the bone integrating with the metal. The bone will actually grow around the titanium implant and will fuse with the metal to create a permanent, lasting bond. This secure connection allows the implant to support teeth and give you back your chewing ability!
The Way Our Patients Feel
All of the science and uses of dental implants are great, but what we really love is the way our patients feel after they have the procedure. There is nothing quite as special as the first time that patient smiles in a mirror or realizes how easy it is to use their new teeth. It is our favorite part!
Confident – These patients feel confident, sometimes for the first time in decades! They know that their teeth aren’t going anywhere, and that’s a great feeling.
Happy – Patients feel happy knowing that their teeth are here to stay, but they also feel happy knowing that they will be healthier. Now that they have access to all the foods they love to eat, like fresh fruits and vegetables, they can expect to gain a longer, better quality life!
In Control – Many of our patients come see us after years of wearing dentures and feeling like they are never quite under control. Those dentures often do as they please! Dental implants turn things around and give patients the control they need and desire!
Learn More Today!
Are you ready to make a change for your smile? Contact us today to learn more about the power and ability of dental implants. This is one investment that you will want to make for your smile! We hope to see you soon.