For years, dentures have been the go-to option for tooth replacement. However, with advancements in dentistry, Dr. Gregory Haroian of Captial Dental in Hartford, CT, can offer many other great options, such as dental implants.
What are Dental Implant Supported Crowns?
Dental implants are as close to a natural tooth as you can get because they bond to your jawbone naturally while offering lifetime benefits. Dental implants are made of titanium posts surgically implanted into your jaw bone. Once healed, the dentist will place a custom-fitted crown on the dental implant that mimics a natural tooth. They look and function just like your natural teeth leading to an aesthetically pleasing smile.
There are many benefits to dental implant-supported crowns, including:
Dental Implants are Permanent and Look Natural
When the implant heals and bonds with your jawbone, your body accepts it because it is biocompatible. Implants offer enhanced stability and durability that can last a lifetime. In addition, the organic motions of your chewing and biting are restored after dental implant supported crowns are placed, preventing any jaw bone loss.
Your Eating and Speaking Habits are Restored
With missing teeth, you lose your ability to chew your food correctly. In addition, if food is not well broken down before swallowing, your body will begin to work in different ways to process your food, and that can lead to digestive issues.
You may be slurring or stumbling on your words if you have missing teeth or using removable dentures. However, with dental implants, your eating and speech are restored.
Facial Features are Preserved
Without certain teeth supporting the structure of your face, your cheeks may start to sink in, which gets worse with time. Also, without tooth roots, the bone in your jaw begins to weaken. You will see your lips and mouth are no longer properly supported because of the missing teeth.
Dental Implants are Versatile
One implant can support multiple crowns, so you may not need an implant for every missing tooth. You also may be a candidate for a hybrid denture system involving two or more implants that serve as a snap-on point for dentures. The dentures remain removable, but there is less worry of slipping.
Contact Dr. Haroian at Capitol Dental, located in Hartford, CT, to learn more about dental implants and crowns and how they can help your smile by calling (860) 247-5130.