Dentures are removable prosthetic devices that replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues. They are commonly used by individuals who have lost their natural teeth due to dental decay, gum disease, injury, or other reasons. Dentures can help restore a person’s ability to chew and speak properly, as well as improve their appearance and self-confidence.
When a patient presents with a missing tooth, a comprehensive evaluation of bone density, gum health, and the patient’s overall medical condition is done with specialized X-ray imaging techniques to ascertain whether he can be a good candidate for a dental implant. Once the patient is deemed suitable, small surgical procedure is carried out under local anesthesia by placing a small Titanium post into the bone which heals and integrates with bone serving as a root of the tooth. Once healing is complete custom-made dental crown is fabricated similar to the natural tooth and it is attached to the implant post giving an esthetic and functional replacement for the missing tooth. Remember dental implants are considered a highly successful and durable solution only if done by an experienced Dental Implants specialist.