People lose teeth for a variety of reasons: gum disease, cavities, accidents. Tooth loss affects speech, eating ability, and appearance. Severe tooth loss can be painful and impact a person’s overall health and psychological well-being. It’s often accompanied by underlying infections from injuries or serious illness and lack of access to proper dental care.
Scott’s story illustrates the profoundly positive impact dental implants can make in these circumstances. Scott, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, suffered a combat related jaw injury. He was experiencing severely worn down enamel, decay along the gum line, infected areas of his mouth, and teeth that were sensitive to hot and cold temperatures. After his dental work, which included implants, his appearance, ability to eat, and overall health improved dramatically.
We can all be thankful that oral surgery is safe and accessible. Losing a tooth can change the shape of the jaw over time, making it difficult to chew and swallow, and can lead to health issues such as poor nutrition. Replacing a lost tooth protects your remaining teeth, keeps the bones in your jaw from deteriorating, and ensures that you can continue to eat a healthy diet.
What are Dental Implants and Abutments?
A dental implant is a replacement tooth root. It’s made of biocompatible materials and integrates securely into the bone over a period of several months. Dental implants are shaped like a screw with a threaded hole to accept another screw, allowing it to secure a variety of prefabricated and custom attachments called abutments.
Abutments allow dentures to snap on, crowns to be secured, and orthodontic anchors added to facilitate tooth movement. In this way, dental implants can replace natural teeth and also expand the restorative options of the modern dentist. Because dental implants and abutments are designed to last a lifetime and don’t decay, they are an important step forward in restoring the mouth to its normal function.
Implant placement is a minimally invasive procedure done under local anesthetic. Once the implants have integrated with the jawbone and the crown has been placed on the abutment, the only ongoing care is regular brushing and flossing.
Swiss Precision Dental Machining
Our company got its start in dental machining more than 40 years ago. Today, we manufacture the latest precision machined dental implants and abutments. Our quality control process for dental CNC machining is second to none. When you partner with SPM for your dental products, you have the assurance that they will be manufactured perfectly the first time. We accomplish this with:
- Technologically advanced, state-of-the-art equipment
- Experienced engineers and machinists
- Rigorous quality control
- ISO 13485:2016 certification
- Painstaking precision
We’re proud to have a part in manufacturing the dental implants and abutments that allow patients to regain full oral health. Call us today to talk about your dental machining project. (847) 647-7111