The state of your teeth directly affects vital aspects of life such as eating, speaking, your appearance and overall health. Missing teeth compromise the quality of these fundamental, every day functions. Recently, another option besides dentures to replace lost teeth has evolved and been quite successful. A dental implant is a tooth replacement made of titanium that is surgically implanted into the jaw. The implant looks, feels, and functions just like a real tooth. Several teeth can be replaced as well. Many patients are so comfortable with their dental implants, they forget they ever lost a tooth. With proper care, dental implants will last a lifetime.
Reasons to Consider Dental Implants
We will design, implant and fit the replacement teeth or do restorative work on faulty crowns, renewing your smile and your chewing ability.
When both the tooth and root are damaged, the best permanent replacement is a dental implant in conjunction with a ceramic crown. This solution both looks and functions just like a natural tooth.
- Without the root structure of a natural tooth the jawbone can shrink making your face look older.
- There are no loose parts. An implant is stable and comfortable.
- Normally, it will serve its owner for life.
- Dental Implants LOOK and FEEL like natural teeth.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. Dental implants can be placed in either the upper or lower jaws. Due to the biocompatible properties of titanium, a dental implant fuses with the bone and becomes a good anchor for the replacement tooth. Dental implants can be used in solutions for replacing single or multiple missing teeth.
Many people who consider implants have removable, conventional dentures for lower and upper jaws, or have removable bridges. These people experience a significant improvement in their ability to chew food comfortably after their dental implant treatment.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our office if you are considering dental implants.