To replace missing teeth, dental implants with north Mississippi periodontics specialist, Dr. Michael Robertson, is the preferred treatment over dentures. Many decades of research show dental implants are a healthier and more functional solution than dentures and dental bridges.
Dental Implants Have Three Basic Parts
1. Titanium implants. The dental implants themselves are little titanium screws that Dr. Robertson surgically implants in the jaw bone. Titanium is very compatible with the body, allowing the dental implants to mimic human tooth roots.
2. Abutments. The abutments are located at the center of dental implants. The abutments poke up through the gum line to provide a place for the crowns to sit.
3. Crowns. The crowns are what sit on top of the abutments. Crowns look like human teeth and function just as well.
Dental Implants from a North Mississippi Periodontist Are Better than Dentures
- Better materials. Dental implants are made of titanium, which is friendly to the body, so they fuse with the jaw bone and stay put just like real, healthy teeth roots do. Dentures are made of plastic and metals that can slip around and irritate the gums.
Longer lasting. Dental implants will last a very long time – many decades or a lifetime – when patients take care of them. Dentures break down and need to be replaced every few years.
More freedom. Dental implants are anchored into the bone to act like real teeth so you can eat and speak without worry. Dentures slip around on the gum line after a while and can be frustrating when talking and eating. Clicking noises are a common embarrassment.
No restrictions on number of missing teeth. Dental implants with north Mississippi periodontics expert Dr. Robertson can be used to replace as few or many teeth as needed. Dentures are only made for many missing teeth, and dental bridges that do replace one tooth also stress the anchor teeth they need to function.
Improves bone strength. Dental implants keep jaw bone healthy and strong because they engage the bone each day just like real tooth roots would. Dentures and dental bridges harm bone because they sit on the gum line while the bone weakens and breaks down.
Instead of dentures, consider dental implants with north Mississippi periodontics specialist Dr. Robertson. Call us today for a consultation.