Implant dentistry has come a long way in the past few decades. It is remarkable how a tiny titanium post can provide the base for a cosmetic restoration that can rival the look and feel of a biological tooth!
Dental Implants: An Overview
Tooth loss, for any reason, can be devastating. Not only can it provide disruption to chewing and speaking, the impact on your self-confidence can be crippling. You may want to avoid all social situations as eating, smiling, and speaking in public can be difficult following tooth loss.
Although there may be different solutions available for you, implant dentistry is the only option that will provide a result that will look and function just like your natural tooth.
The titanium post is embedded in gum tissue where a tooth has been lost. A period of healing follows the initial procedure. During this time, bone is grafting to and encompassing the post … this is referred to as osseointegration. In simple terms, the dental implant will become a permanent part of your dental anatomy and provide the support for the cosmetic restoration that will eventually cover it. Think of the implant as you would think of the roots of your biological teeth as they function very similarly.
When completely healed, an abutment is affixed to the implant and the restoration will be placed.
Advantages of Dental Implants
You can eat all your favorite foods without fear of slippage or movement. The implant is built to hold the covering in place.
When tooth loss occurs, speech can be impacted. Dental Implants provide a solution for this problem.
Finally, your self-confidence is restored. You will be able to laugh, smile, speak, and eat without giving a second thought to this tooth replacement.
Caring for your dental implant requires nothing special. You will brush twice daily and floss … the same care that you provide for all your teeth. Of course, visiting our team at Hulen Crossing Family Dental every six months for a cleaning and dental exam are important.