Anyone who is missing teeth or has heavily damaged teeth can look to having dental implants as a solution. Dental implants are a permanent solution for your teeth. However, unlike other similar solutions like dentures or bridges, getting implants is a time-intensive process and can take several months in order for your mouth to fully heal. In return, the benefits include a permanent replacement for your teeth that then no longers constant maintenance. At Kaka’ako Cosmetic Dentistry, we understand the impact of having a good set of teeth has on your livelihood. If you’re proud of your smile, you’ll feel more confident and have greater self-esteem.
The process of getting dental implants is intensive, but the results are permanent. To start, a titanium root is inserted into your jawbone, acting as the root of your new tooth. Once placed, this titanium root will slowly integrate with the surrounding bone in a process called osseointegration. This resulting integration gives the root great strength, allowing your new tooth to be similarly resilient and stable. Afterwards, using the root, an artificial tooth made out of tooth colored material – usually porcelain or porcelain on metal – is placed on, functioning as your new tooth.
As dental implants are permanent, the artificial tooth placed on it functions exactly like a real tooth, with the same strength and durability. No longer will you have to worry about dentures moving while talking or chewing, or needing to go to your dentist because your bridges have worn out. Implants become part of you, mimicking all the functions of real teeth.
To see if dental implants are the choice for you, come in to Kaka’ako Cosmetic Dentistry, located in Honolulu.