Useful Information about Dental Implants in Kent

by | Feb 20, 2014 | Dental Implants

Teeth are made up of two parts: the crown, which is the visible part of the tooth, and the root, which is buried in the jawbone. When the crown of a tooth is damaged by cavities and cannot be restored by an amalgam, and if all of the root is maintained, a dentist can “pivot the tooth.” If the root cannot be saved, it is preferable to extract the tooth. We then find ourselves in a situation where the need to replace the tooth becomes necessary. Your dentist may decide that Dental Implants in Kent is your best bet.

Two options are available for replacing missing teeth

Classic dentures, which are usually held by hooks resting on the remaining teeth, are becoming less relied upon because of other options. Bridges are fixed with cement on the teeth adjacent to the missing teeth helping to replace missing teeth. However, dental implants offer an alternative choice in certain clinical situations and they advantageously replace dentures and fixed prostheses. They are usually metallic artificial roots, often titanium, binding within the jawbone (endosseous implants) or on the jaw bone and under the gum buried (juxtaosseous implants).

Dental Implants at Covington Smiles have many goals, but their main goal is to replace roots that do not exist. These implants are meant to support future dental prosthesis in order to restore both good chewing function and high aesthetic quality. Implantology has been around for over 25 years, meaning the period of infancy and hesitation is now gone. It is now a reliable and effective discipline of dentistry, designed to give people the smile they want and deserve.

The benefits of dental implants are multiple

  • *     Comfort and quality of life. Dentures are uncomfortable, and they are often psychologically difficult to accept because they remind a person each day of their oral their disability. Instead, with Dental Implants in Kent, you will feel like you have natural teeth.
  • *     Bone conservation. Often hooks from dentures are too tight, damaging the adjacent teeth, accelerating their loss, their mobility and, ultimately, their loss.
  • *     Effective mastication. Chewing is painful and ineffective with dentures, but that is not the case with dental implants.
  • *     Your smile is back. The aesthetics of implants now allows for a smile, laugh or yawn without revealing any hooks or metal parts of a prostheses.

For more information about implants, contact Covington Smiles Dental Clinic today and schedule a consultation.

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