One or more missing teeth can interfere with your ability to chew, speak clearly, and smile with self-confidence. Restoring tooth loss to as close to your natural teeth as possible is achievable through implant dentistry. A consultation with our dentist is the first step to being able to improve the condition of your oral health and the ability to enjoy all your favorite foods.
Is A Dental Implant My Best Option?
For individuals who do not want to have to deal with a removable prosthesis, and want to eliminate concerns with additional bone loss that could impact remaining biological teeth, dental implants are definitely the best choice.
The implant itself is a small titanium post that is placed in gum tissue where tooth loss has occurred. Titanium is the metal of choice as it is a proven fact that bone fuses best with titanium. Bone will encompass the implant to forge a lifelong base that will work much like the roots of a natural tooth providing stability for the restoration that will cover it. Bone strength builds around the implant helping to eliminate further bone loss.
Why is this so important? Losing one tooth is difficult, but when faced with the possibility of losing more teeth down the road due to bone loss, a dental implant is designed to help prevent that eventuality.
Advantages With Dental Implants
Once the implant area is completely healed, your dentist will attach a cosmetic restoration to the implant that will match surrounding teeth. Now that treatment is completed, you will be able to enjoy life just as you did before tooth loss occurred.
Chewing – You will never have to worry about your ability to chew anything. This tooth will not move, slip, or prevent you from enjoying ALL your favorite foods.
Speaking – Words are formed when the tongue and teeth work in tandem. When teeth are firmly intact, you can speak clearly.
Appearance – You will be able to smile and laugh without embarrassment. No one will be able to tell that you have experienced tooth loss.
Care – You will brush and floss daily. No special care is required thanks to implant dentistry. Just visit our dentist every six months for teeth cleaning and dental exam.
To learn more about your tooth replacement options, contact our team at Hulen Crossing Family Dental today.