Are you suffering from missing teeth? Do you have trouble with every day tasks such as chewing and eating? If you are looking for a tooth replacement option to help get your mouth functioning and your smile back on track, dental implants may be a good treatment option for you.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is composed of three main parts; a screw that goes into the jaw bone, a dental crown that functions as the replacement tooth, and an abutment that holds these parts together. A dental implant will fuse to the jaw once it is placed, making it a permanent solution for missing teeth.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants are used to restore the look and function of your teeth. Because dental implants fuse to your jawbone, they will not move when you try to speak or chew. The crown on a dental implant is also customized for you and your mouth. This means that it will be crafted and colored to match your remaining teeth. When a dental implant is placed and healed, it will be almost undetectable from your other remaining teeth. This means that your smile will look as good as new.
Who is a good candidate for dental implants?
To be a good candidate for dental implants, you must be in generally good health and have enough remaining jaw bone to support an implant. To decide if implants are the right course of action for you, come see us for a consultation.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants can last for many years when properly cared for. Luckily, caring for your dental implants is easy. Brushing and flossing regularly and keeping up with good oral hygiene practices is the best way to help keep your implants healthy for years to come. If the crown of your implant becomes cracked or damaged, make an appointment to see us right away. We can help repair your crown and restore your implant so that it is as good as new.
Why are dental implants important?
Missing teeth are more than just unsightly or inconvenient, they can also take a huge toll on your dental health. When you are missing teeth, the jawbone underneath where the tooth used to be is prone to bacteria and decay. The remaining teeth around the missing tooth can also begin to move positions because of the empty space, which can make them crooked and can lead to issues with your bite. Replacing missing teeth is crucial to preserving your oral health.
Missing teeth can be a huge and dangerous burden and we are here to help you learn about your replacement options. If you are missing teeth and want to learn more about dental implants, or to see if you are a good candidate for these appliances, give us a call today.