The permanent alternative to dentures
When it comes to tooth replacement, dentures are not even in the same category as dental implants. In fact, the difference between the two is as remarkable as the differences between a tent and a house. When we go camping and want temporary shelter from the elements, we can pitch a tent, and it will keep us fairly dry and out of the elements to a certain extent. Tents are convenient, lightweight, and easily constructed in a few minutes. However, when we are looking for lasting and permanent shelter, we take a longer time and make a greater investment to build a structure that has a foundation, such as a house or an apartment.
Dentures are a fast way to replace missing teeth. In fact, you can often get dentures the same day that you have teeth extracted. Just as a tent gives us enough shelter to survive, dentures look and act enough like our natural teeth to help us function enough to get by, but they are a far cry from the permanent and efficient function of our real teeth. Unlike dentures, dental implants are not a quick fix. When you build a house, it may take months to build, but the finished product will last you for decades. It is the same way with dental implants. The process will take a few visits with your cosmetic dentist and can span months or even a year, but the end result is replacement teeth that look just like your natural teeth and will last for decades.
Dental implants built on a foundation
Dental implants last so long because they are constructed just like our natural teeth. Our teeth come in two major parts, the root and the crown. Dental implants structurally mimic natural teeth in every way. The root of an implant tooth is a tiny titanium post. A cosmetic dentist surgically places the post in the jaw bone, and over time, the bone tissue fuses with the titanium implant. The length of time necessary for this to happen varies for every individual; however, your cosmetic dentist will be able to give you a clear idea of what it will take for your situation. After nature has taken its course, you will return to the dentist to have a handcrafted crown placed on your implanted root, and the result is a durable tooth that matches your smile and will last for decades.
Implant dentistry in CT
Now patients who are missing teeth have a strong, beautiful, alternative to dentures and dental bridges. Dental implants will improve both your smile and your lifestyle. You can also consider dental implants to anchor bridges, partials, or full dentures to eliminate slipping. If you are interested in knowing more about improving your lifestyle with dental implants, consider Shoreline Dental Care in West Haven and Milford, CT. Dr. Tartagni and his staff have been serving CT patients for many years. They are committed to you and your family receiving the best in dental care. Call them today and schedule a free consultation for dental implants and tooth replacement.