How would it feel to walk into a restaurant and not worry about what you can order? Wouldn’t it be great to smile and talk freely again? When you’re missing a tooth it’s always on your mind, and it affects every aspect of your life. The good news is that modern dentistry offers great solutions for patients with missing or failing teeth, and those are dental implants.
Missing Teeth Affect Oral Health
You probably didn’t realize that besides the blow to your confidence and self-esteem, your missing tooth is also affecting your oral health. When your root is missing, your bone has nothing to support and it begins to deteriorate. When your tooth is missing, your healthy teeth will begin to shift into the open space. This causes bite misalignment and puts your teeth at an increased risk for fractures and gum disease. It’s a good idea to replace your missing tooth, as it’s a downward spiral for more tooth loss.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is the best tooth replacement option that dentistry has to offer because it restores both your root and your tooth. A titanium post is surgically placed into your bone and allowed to heal and integrate with your bone. This creates a firm and stable foundation for your new porcelain crown, which will replace your tooth. Because they replace both your root and your tooth, dental implants protect the integrity of your oral health, and there is no other replacement option that can offer these benefits.
What are the Benefits of a Dental Implant?
Implants are a very reliable treatment, boasting a 95% success rate. They also offer great longevity, as with the right home care and regular dental checkups they can potentially last for a lifetime. This also makes them very cost effective for the long term.
Implants are aesthetically pleasing and customized to match your existing teeth. With an implant, you’ll enjoy all the function you had with your natural tooth as you’ll be able to eat, chew, smile, floss, and brush as you were always used to doing.
If you’re missing a tooth, we encourage you to come and talk with over thirty years of experience in restoring teeth and smiles, he can determine if you’re a candidate for dental implant treatment help you determine the best option for replacing your tooth.
Don’t let a missing tooth hold you back from your life any longer! Contact our office to learn more about dental implants and schedule your consultation.