Editor’s Note: We know a lot about dental implants, which is why the blog post you’re about to read provides a broad overview of what they are and why they’re necessary for some patients. Here at Spektor Dental, most of the implants we do are for patients who still have some or most of their own teeth. Still, if you’re interested in learning more about dental implants in general, you’ve come to the right place. In a future blog post, we’ll drill down deeper (pun intended) and cover the specific dental implant-related services we offer here at Spektor Dental.
If you have missing teeth, you want a dental procedure that results in a look and feel that is as close to your natural teeth as possible. Today, thanks to huge advances in dentistry, one consideration you should explore with your dentist is dental implants.
It wasn’t all that long ago that the go-to solution for gaps in your mouth were dentures, an alternative that left many patients saying they’d rather do without teeth at all. And while it’s true that modern dentures are much more comfortable than those of yesteryear, they can still be difficult to get used to at best and painful and uncomfortable at worst.
Dentures carved from hippopotamus ivory may have been fine for George Washington, but our first President was a tough old bird who was pretty used to being uncomfortable. His dentures were ill fitting, required constant attention and, at different points in his life, included cow and horse teeth and heavy springs fashioned into his dental paraphernalia.
Of course, that was several hundred years ago, yet while giant strides have been made in the evolution of dentures, you just don’t meet that many people who say they’re happy with theirs. Modern-day technology enables dentists to Continue Reading »