By Russell Forrest, DDS
February 05, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Can Dental Implants Work for Me? What you need to know about how dental implants work.

In the past, if you had to have teeth removed, you could only replace them with bridges, partials or dentures. Now, a popular choice is dental implants. If you are missing teeth, you owe it to yourself to choose the most natural looking, most permanent option for tooth dental implantsreplacement. You should also seek out the best, like Dr. Russell Forrest, your family dentist and implant expert in Topeka, Kansas.

Dental implants are placed in your jawbone, and over time, the implant fuses with your bone. The implant becomes a permanent part of your jaw, just like your natural teeth. It becomes the “root” of your missing tooth. After your tissue has healed around the implant, your implant is capped with a beautiful natural looking crown. Certain types of implants contain both the crown and implant in one piece. Dr. Forrest will recommend the type of implant which is best for you after an examination.

The dental implant itself is made of titanium, a strong material which is also uniquely compatible with your tissue and bone. Your body is less likely to reject the implant. Dental implants boast a high success rate of more than 95 percent, the highest of any surgical implant!

When you compare the advantages of dental implants over bridges, partials and dentures, you will find:

  • Dental implants can be cleaned in your mouth right along with your existing teeth, making them much more convenient than other tooth replacement options.
  • Dental implants stay put when you are speaking and eating, increasing your confidence. Dentures and partials can move around in your mouth.
  • Dental implants don’t need the surrounding teeth to be prepared, unlike bridgework, which requires at least two healthy teeth to be altered by restorative treatment.

Dental implants are the most natural looking option to replace missing teeth, and unlike partials and dentures, implants become part of your mouth.

If you are thinking about dental implants and how they might work for you, come in and visit with Dr. Russell Forrest, your neighborhood expert on dental implants in Topeka, Kansas. Dental implants are an investment, so invest in the best. Call Dr. Forrest today and be on your way to a new smile!