Dental Implant Benefits
Humans have attempted to replace missing teeth similarly shaped materials for thousands of years. However, in the last 35 years or so, tooth replacement has completely evolved with the introduction of dental implants. Major changes have continued to occur in the world of dentistry and the last five to ten years have seen ever greater advancements introduced.
Dental implants are successful over the long-term in about 97 percent of cases, are free standing, and are permanently fixed in the jaw. Titanium screws fuse with the bone before the false tooth is placed. Once the replacement tooth has been fitted, patients are able to eat and care for the replacement tooth in the same ways that they were able to with the natural tooth. Dental implants are also more aesthetically pleasing than either dentures or bridges and can be place by Dr. Jones at Hendersonville Family Dentistry
Dental Implant Advances
Dental implants have come a long way since their introduction. Imaging technology allows accurate three dimension images of the inside of patients’ mouths to be taken with just quick scan and uploaded to special software. These images are then used to plan the procedure from start to finish. Patients can even see a rendition of how the tooth will look once it is placed.
The materials being used for dental implants have changed in recent years, bringing the replacement teeth even closer to the appearance of natural teeth. Laboratories now focus on not just coloration, but also ensure that replacement teeth display the same light translucence as natural teeth so that they do not appear darker when patients smile or laugh.