Losing a tooth can be annoying and inconvenient, but it can also bring along a lot of serious medical issues. When you lose a tooth, you become much more prone to bacteria and infection in the area where the tooth used to be. Your remaining teeth suffer as well because they are now much more likely to shift and move. This can change the look of your smile as well as the alignment of your bite. Missing teeth can also give your face a sunken appearance, and make it hard to chew, speak and smile confidently.
Luckily, there are tooth replacement options that get your smile and mouth back to normal. Dental implants are a long-term, natural-looking tooth replacement that can look and function just like a regular tooth. A dental implant is made out of a root that is implanted into the gum and capped off by a dental crown. Placing a dental implant will require a few different appointments over a few months so that the implant can successfully heal and fuse to the jaw.
One of the unfortunate side effects of missing teeth is that your jawbone may begin to deteriorate. An ideal candidate for dental implants must have enough jaw mass left to support and sustain a dental implant. We will look at your jaw and review your medical history to evaluate if dental implants are the right choice for you and if you are a good candidate for this procedure.
Your dental implant will look and function so naturally that you will forget that you have restorative dentistry. Dental implants are a great way to get your life and confidence back and will have your smile looking as bright and healthy as ever. If you want to learn more about dental implants or believe that you would be a good candidate for this procedure, contact us today.