A dental implant is a small titanium fixture surgically implanted into the bone. Titanium is a safe, non-corrosive metal that effectively fuses with living bone. The implant acts as a root to hold a dental crown, dental bridge, or denture in place. Depending on the number of teeth being replaced, more than one dental implant may be required. A prosthetic tooth or teeth will be created and fitted onto the implants a few months later.
Why Replace Missing Teeth?
Dental implants are strong, stable, durable, and virtually undetectable. Best of all, permanent implants can help you talk, eat, and smile with confidence. Dental implants can be the best and most permanent method to replace missing teeth.
The consequences of not replacing missing teeth can far outweigh the costs. A missing tooth can lead to long term oral health issues as well as make you look older than you actually are. Gaps in the mouth where teeth once were can result in the remaining teeth shifting and the end result of having an off-bite relationship. This can result in problems with the jaw line and lead to TMJ disorder. In addition to shifting teeth, gaps in your teeth are most susceptible to the accumulation of food. This can lead to an increased risk of bacteria development and lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
Replace Missing Teeth Immediately
If you’re considering dental implants, we will examine your mouth and discuss the advantages and procedure with you. Our dentists here in the office can place your implants and prepare the crown, bridge, or denture. Once the implant is placed, we will monitor your progress and help you maintain your dental health.
A tooth should be replaced as quickly as possible after it is lost. Tooth replacement can help to ensure properly maintained oral health as well as the reduction of movement of your surrounding teeth. Your teeth are necessary for the health of the gum and jaw tissues in addition to your ability to chew properly. Improve your appearance and your oral health with a dental implant procedure.