Missing teeth have a detrimental impact on self-esteem, and they may even lead to further tooth loss because of uneven wear on existing teeth.
If you want to replace missing teeth and reclaim your smile and your oral health, dental implants are the best option because they offer a permanent tooth replacement solution.
How Dental Implants Work
Your dentist recognizes dental implants as the gold standard in tooth replacement because they are so similar to natural teeth. These similarities include everything from their permanence to the way you care for the dental implant post.
The dental implant placement process begins with an evaluation at our dental practice. This evaluation generally includes x-rays, implant planning, and the collection of relevant health information. If you’re a good candidate for dental implants, the next step is to place the implant posts.
Dental implant posts are small titanium screws that are surgically implanted in your gum. These posts fuse with your jawbone over time. The placement process should not be painful, and most patients compare the mild discomfort to what might be felt during more general dental procedures.
When fusing is complete, your dentist will then place a natural-looking restoration dental crown. This tooth will match the surrounding teeth and blend easily with your smile.
If you have multiple missing teeth, an arch of restorations can be secured with a few tactically placed posts to give you a full smile.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants provide natural-looking and permanent replacement teeth, which promotes better chewing and an enhanced dietary selection.
Additionally, dental implants improve your bite, which saves wear on other teeth. And the implant post promotes bone stability in your jaw, prevents bone loss, and stops teeth from shifting.
Caring for Your Implant Restoration
Apart from permanence and their resemblance to natural teeth, dentists recognize dental implants as the gold standard because they don’t require specialized care. You simply brush and floss regularly, schedule twice-yearly dental exams, and visit a hygienist for regular teeth cleanings.
Like natural teeth, dental implants require good oral hygiene to remain viable. While an artificial restoration tooth cannot decay, a gum infection brought by inadequate oral hygiene or failure to visit a dental professional can cause implants to fail.
Contact Us to Schedule Your Dental Implant Consultation
If you’re looking for a permanent solution to tooth loss, dental implants are the best option available today.
Get in touch with our dental office to schedule your dental implant consultation.