Dental implants are modern dentistry’s solution for tooth loss. Missing permanent teeth can change the way that you feel about yourself and change the way that others view you. Fortunately, implant dentistry is the answer!
With dental implants, we have the ability to fully recreate the structure of a natural tooth, from the appearance of the crown down to the density of the bone. Whether the tooth loss is limited to a single tooth or extended to include several teeth, implant dentistry is a permanent solution that is superior to any other form of tooth replacement.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a complete prosthetic tooth – the only available tooth replacement that includes both the biting surface and root support. A titanium implant post is inserted into the jawbone to replicate the root of the missing tooth. As the surface of the implant post eventually becomes infused with the surrounding bone, a permanent relationship is formed, stabilizing both the implant and the bone.
The top portion of the implant post extends just above the height of the gums and bone where it can be attached to a dental crown or it may serve to anchor a larger restoration.
Through the concepts of implant dentistry, we can not only create a single tooth replacement, but we can also create a stronger foundation for your dentures. Just a few dental implants are needed to anchor an upper or lower denture for a fit that is more secure and more comfortable with no need for denture adhesives. In addition to improving the performance and fit of your dentures, dental implants provide enough stimulation in the jaw bone to prevent bone deterioration.
What Can Dental Implants Do for Your Smile?
Implants are meant to last forever – just like your natural teeth. Good oral hygiene, good general health, and regular dental care can help to secure your investment. In return, you’ll enjoy a great smile, improved chewing, more comfort, and a greater sense of self-confidence. To discover how dental implants can enhance your smile, make an appointment for a personal consultation today.