Are you missing teeth? Do those gaps in your smile make it hard to eat? Patients with missing teeth no longer have to deal with the side effects. Thanks to dental implant therapy, we can fill in the gaps and restore your smile.
What are dental implants?
Dental Implants are the surgical component of a dental prosthesis. When someone is missing a tooth or teeth, we have ways to fix that, but the prosthesis won’t stay in place without the aid of the dental implant.
The implant, a tiny titanium rod, connects with the jawbone, depending on where your missing tooth is. It acts as an anchor, keeping your prosthesis securely in place and stimulating the jawbone to prevent bone deterioration.
Why should I consider getting dental implants?
Dental implants have many positive benefits, such as:
- Improved function: You’ll be able to laugh, smile, and even eat your food with less worry or stress thanks to a dental implant and the prosthesis it supports.
- Improved appearance: Clearly, the most obvious benefit is a smile without any gaps. You’ll have a full set of pearly whites!
- Improved speech: When you’re missing teeth, speech can actually be difficult. A dental implant will enable you to talk with no worries.
- Improved oral health: Dental implants actually prevent deterioration of the jaw or skull bone.
That last point is probably the most important benefit of dental implants. When a tooth is missing, the surrounding bone that it would have been attached to suffers. Without tooth roots to stimulate it, the bone will begin to deteriorate. A dental implant acts as a substitute tooth root that supports the tooth as well as stimulating the jawbone.
If you have any questions about whether or not you qualify for dental implants, give our office a call today! Our team will work closely with you to develop a personalized method of treatment.