How do you feel about your smile? Is there something you would like to change? Do you have missing teeth? I know you expected to keep your permanent teeth for a lifetime, but people lose teeth for a variety of reasons, such as trauma, genetics, medications, gum disease, and tooth decay. Missing teeth can affect your oral and overall health. Also, your altered smile can affect your self-confidence and prevent you from smiling freely. We can help you.
The good news is there are several options to replace missing teeth. However, dental implants are the closest you can get to your natural teeth. Over time, the implant fuses with the bone. No other restoration option can do that.
When teeth are missing, it’s essential to replace them. Yes, even if it’s one tooth. By not replacing missing teeth, you risk problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, and remaining teeth shifting out of place.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a post made of titanium created to serve as an artificial tooth root. The implant is surgically placed in the jawbone. The abutment attaches to the implant and connects to the crown.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Stimulates bone growth
- Neighboring teeth stay intact
- Stabilizes remaining teeth
- Restores proper chewing function
- Let’s you speak normally
- You can eat what you want
- Restores the beauty of your smile
- Improves appearance
- Boosts confidence
- Lasts a lifetime with proper care
If you have adequate jawbone, healthy gums, and good oral hygiene, you could be a candidate for dental implants. But, if any of the following apply, further evaluation is recommended:
- Heavy smoker
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- Immune system deficiencies
- Recipient of high-dosage radiation to your neck or head
- Using immunosuppressant drugs
Dental implants are maintained with good oral hygiene practices. Brush your teeth twice daily and floss once a day. Be sure to get regular dental exams and cleanings. Are you interested in dental implants? We need to start with a consultation. Call my office to schedule an appointment.