Restore Lost Teeth with Lifelike Prosthetics
If you have lost one or more teeth you need a quality prosthetic to restore your smile. By replacing a missing tooth you can eat and speak without difficulty. You can also smile with confidence. With dental implants you can enjoy a new tooth that looks and functions like a natural one.
What are Dental Implants?
Unlike dental bridges and dentures, this option replaces both the root and crown of the tooth. The procedure begins with the administration of a biocompatible titanium post by a skilled oral surgeon. The post will bond with the jawbone like a natural root, securing the new tooth. Once the placement area heals, we add the restoration. We place an abutment on the post that holds the restoration, typically a dental crown, in place. The result is a new tooth that looks completely natural and offers decades of quality tooth replacement.
The Advantages of Dental Implants
What are the advantages of dental implants over other prosthetic options, such as dental bridges dentures? Common advantages include:
- Lifelike appearance
- Preventing loss of jawbone density, which maintains facial structure
- Simple maintenance
- No slipping during meals or speech
- They can last for decades
Who Qualifies for Dental Implants?
We recommend them for patients who have lost one or more teeth. In order to qualify you will need to have an adequate amount of jawbone tissue to support the prosthetic. If you do not, we may recommend a bone grafting. In addition, you should have gums free of periodontal disease, as gum disease can lead to an increased risk of tooth loss and implant failure. If you have any questions about replacing lost teeth with a strong and secure prosthetic, please contact out office today.