Professional Dental Implant Services for Mesquite, Nevada Residents
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental Implants are titanium posts that are placed into the jaw in order to replace missing teeth or to stabilize loose fitting dentures. The bone of the jaw fuses directly to the surface of the implant which makes it very functional and strong.
The most commonly used dental implants are used to replace any tooth or teeth or to stabilize dentures. There are also mini implants which are also commonly used in order to stabilize loose dentures or replace very small teeth.
Why Should I Consider Dental Implants Over Other Products?
Let’s compare dental implants with a few other common products.
- Bridges: Bridges replace missing teeth, however, the average lifespan of a bridge is 10 years. The design of a bridge requires significant damage to the teeth on either side of the missing tooth. The entire bridge is generally lost if a tooth that the bridge connects to fails.
- Partial Dentures: Partial dentures are false teeth that snap onto the remaining natural teeth. They create unfavorable forces on the teeth and need to be removed in order to be cleaned. Partial dentures can actually contribute to the loss of more teeth over time.
- Conventional Dentures: Conventional dentures, or “plates,” are used to replace all of the teeth in an arch. Although some people function relatively well with conventional dentures, most do not. Dentures require a great deal of learning and adaptation, and in most cases change the taste of food. Over time, dentures contribute to the shrinking or resorption of the bone of the jaws, leaving less and less bony ridge for the denture to hold onto.
Dental implants are the closest to natural teeth in function and form of all available treatments. The success rate and expected longevity far exceed those generally seen for any other treatment for missing or failing teeth.
Dr. Bulloch Offers Dental Implants for Mesquite, Nevada Residents
If you’re interested in becoming a good candidate for dental implants, the best things to do is to contact Dr. Bulloch and his team at the Oral Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery Center. They offer free implant consultations. Advances in dental implant design and techniques have made implants a viable option for almost all situations.
Dr. Bulloch’s services for dental implants in Mesquite, Nevada have given so many people satisfaction and comfort.