Missing permanent teeth can be a stressful experience. If you’re missing teeth, you know that it’s easy to feel self-conscious when smiling. Missing teeth can also impact your health; neighboring teeth might drift to fill the gap left behind by a missing tooth, which can interfere with your bite.
Missing teeth might seem like a major problem, but we have a simple solution that can restore your smile and improve your health at the same time: dental implants. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that supports a dental crown or other tooth restoration which will match your natural teeth and give you a reason to smile with confidence again!
At our office, we both place and restore dental implants in our single office for your convenience. We’re proud to be able to serve as wide an audience as possible!
What Is the Implant Process?
First, your dentist will let you know whether implants are the best choice to replace your missing teeth. Your dental treatment is always customized to fit your needs, which means your dentist might recommend something different for you than another patient with a similar condition.
If implants are right for you, the next step is to place the implant itself—which is a small titanium rod placed in your jaw in the spot where the tooth will be replaced. After some healing time, this rod will be naturally cemented in place in your jaw, so your dental implant will be as solid and dependable as a natural tooth root.
The last part of the process is to place a crown over the titanium rod. Once your permanent crown is secured in place, your dental implant will look, act, and feel just like the natural teeth around it.
Do I Need a Dental Implant?
If you’re missing a permanent tooth, a dental implant would likely help you! Even if a missing tooth doesn’t affect your appearance, it’s important to fill the gap to keep your jawbone healthy.
After losing a permanent tooth, it’s important to talk to your dentist as soon as possible. Whether they recommend a dental implant or a different procedure, repairing a missing tooth now can save you time and money in the future.
Restore Your Smile and Maintain Your Health With a Dental Implant
If you’re missing one or more permanent teeth, contact us today! We’re looking forward to helping you take control of your smile again.