Dental Implants - Why are they better?
In this age of technological and medical advancement, with people living longer and healthier lives, lost teeth replaced by removable dentures will become a thing of the past, reserved for the history books.
Dental implants are man-made replacements for natural teeth. The implants themselves are designed to be similar to tooth roots integrated in the jaw bone and replacement teeth are permanently secured upon them.
Firstly, the titanium implant is placed in the jawbone during a minor surgical procedure. The implant will remain covered under the gum for approx 3 months and during this time the implant will become integrated with bone. This process is known as osseointegration.
Once osseointegration has taken place, connections are attached so that replacement teeth can be put in place.
in the hands of Dr Jorge Santillan, a highly trained Specialist Implantologist, who works at Clinica Dental La Plaza, Javea these replacements mimic natural teeth to such a degree that you would be very hard pressed to tell the difference.
Since implanted teeth are fixed in the mouth like natural teeth rather than being removable like dentures, they allow the patient to return to the functions associated with natural teeth.
Whether you have only one missing tooth or you suffer the discomfort and embarrassment of full dentures, which do not fit securely, implants provide you with fixed teeth again.
They can take years off your appearance, make your mouth feel naturally comfortable again, allow you to speak with greater clarity, more fully participate in physical activities and hence boost your self-confidence.
Because they increase your chewing ability you will once again be able to enjoy all foods thus your overall health and well-being will be enhanced . In short they can vastly improve the quality of your life.