The Best Reasons to Consider Implant Dentistry

Posted on: August 24th, 2015 by Sam Khammar

Implant DentistryImplant dentistry is one of the best options available to people seeking to replace their lost teeth. Technology has advanced to such a tremendous degree, it is changing the way we look at tooth loss. In reality, very few people look at tooth loss seriously until it affects them directly. We have learned to perceive the myth that tooth loss is something that only happens to old people as reality. In fact, evidence shows that most people can, and will, lose at least one tooth after they turn 35. Statistically, 69 percent of people over the age of 35 have lost at least one tooth and need a replacement. When you are that young, or at any age, replacing a lost tooth becomes a top priority. Our teeth are a critical, yet the most underappreciated part of the body. Without your teeth, there would be no way to chew your food, or in other words, start your digestive process. You would not be able to enunciate words properly, hence your social and communication skills would be greatly diminished. Without teeth, you would never have a brilliant smile, something people who lose teeth are quick to learn. Implant dentistry can restore your teeth, no matter what age you are, so you do not have to live with the effects of tooth loss.

Given that today, implant dentistry is one of the most high-tech procedures we do, most people find it hard to believe that the practice of implanting teeth began centuries ago. Ancient Mayans were known to have invented the practice of hammering bone or shell into the gum to replace a lost tooth. Today, we have moved on from the hammers, because now we have some of the most modern and effective materials to work with. Would you believe it if we told you that the material used in your implant dentistry prosthetic is the same material NASA uses to make parts of the space shuttle? This is the truth. Your implant is made of titanium, which is one of the most durable and strongest substances known to modern man. It is also used in the manufacture of objects that have to withstand the rigors of space travel, so you know it is long-lasting.

We use titanium for a number of reasons in implant dentistry. The first, as mentioned earlier, is its durability. The second is the fact that titanium can actually fuse with the organic material in the jawbone, creating the most stable base upon which we can place a new fake tooth, also known as a crown. In addition to this, the implants of today bring a whole new dynamic to the table, where the implant we place using implant dentistry actually helps the jawbone be stronger and even grow. It does this by providing stimulation, mimicking the natural actions of a tooth root, and building a symbiotic relationship with the jawbone that no other dental prosthetic could hope to achieve.

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