Dentinogenesis imperfecta is a disorder that affects tooth development. People with this condition may have teeth that are weaker than normal, making them prone to premature wear and tear and discoloration. Thankfully, full mouth rehabilitation can help patients with this condition; read on to learn more about this process.
What Is Full Arch Rehabilitation?
Full arch rehabilitation is a process where all your teeth are restored. Full arch rehab is different from a smile makeover.
If you're thinking about replacing your missing tooth with a dental implant, chances are that you've already done some research. You're aware of the considerable benefits of dental implants (mostly that they look, feel, and function just like natural teeth), but you're probably also aware of the drawbacks—namely, that implants require a minor surgical procedure and some recuperation time. Because implantation involves surgery, it's natural to wonder if you'll need to repeat the process at any stage in the future.
Many people have missing teeth, but that doesn't mean you have to live without them. There are many ways to replace missing teeth, including dental implants. If you would like to know more about dental implants, keep reading.
What Is a Dental Implant?
Technically, a dental implant is a titanium artificial tooth root. It's inserted into the gums and jawbone like a real tooth. Over time, the area heals, and the bone fuses with the titanium implant.
A dental implant is an effective solution for replacing one or more missing teeth without affecting any adjacent healthy, natural teeth. Its root is inserted into the jawbone and joins with your natural bone over time to become a secure anchor for your replacement tooth. Additionally, these implants are made of titanium, which is lightweight and highly bio-compatible. Below are four major advantages of dental implants for seniors.
1. Improve Speech
If you have discoloration, chips, and/or decay in your front teeth, you may be looking at your restorative options, such as dental crowns and veneers. Crowns are thicker than veneers and cover the entire tooth. Their main purpose is to repair decay and restore function. Veneers are thin shells that are mainly used to correct cosmetic issues on the anterior portion of a tooth. Some people may only need one or the other, but some patients and dentists may prefer a combination of both restorations.