Those likely to benefit from dental implants include people who have been experiencing problems with conventional dentures or simply people who have lost a tooth or teeth. They make life easier for those that have been finding it difficult to chew and enjoy meals and can slow down the process of tissue and bone loss in the jaw. What’s more is that implants can even provide a more youthful appearance due to the way that they will give your facial structure a lift. Furthermore, they will help you to speak more clearly.
However, for this implant procedure to work, there must be enough bone in the jaw. The bone has to be strong enough to hold and support the implant. If there is not enough bone, it may need to be added with a procedure called bone grafting. In addition, natural teeth and supporting tissues near where the implant will be placed must be in good health.
A family dentist or other dental specialists can be useful options for some general dental issues. However, there is another type of dental specialist that is a better option for missing teeth, a prosthodontist.
This specialist is the right option for these complex issues.
- Dental implants to replace one or more missing teeth
- Bridges to replace teeth
- Crowns to improve and restore a tooth
- Veneers to improve the appearance of one or more teeth
- Partial dentures
- Full dentures
- Complex care management for individuals who have genetic defects, or have sustained injuries to the mouth
- Teeth whitening for discolored teeth
- Special oral health care needs of seniors
- Reconstruction after oral cancer
- Sleep disorders (APNEA)