Do you hide your smile because of missing teeth? Do you have difficulty chewing? Do your dentures feel secure? Would you like to smile, speak, and eat again with comfort and confidence?
Good news! Dental implants look and feel so natural that you may forget you ever lost a tooth.
Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general and oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. Under proper conditions and with diligent patient maintenance, implants can last a lifetime.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a new tooth made of titanium and porcelain that looks just like your natural tooth. Your implant is composed of two parts that mimic a tooth’s root and crown. The implant’s “root” is a titanium fixture that is placed into the jaw bone to act as a root. Once the fixture is in place, a porcelain crown is attached to replace the missing tooth. Because dental implants look, feel, and function similar to natural teeth, they are often an ideal replacement for missing teeth or teeth that are not salvageable.
Advantages of Dental Implants
- Improved Chewing Ability – Without all your teeth, chewing and eating can destabilize your bite and cause you discomfort. Teeth that are missing or need to be replaced can also effect the health of the surrounding teeth. By replacing with dental implants, your improved chewing and eating ability will allow you eat those foods that you really wish you could (including that apple a day to keep the dentist away).
- Improved Appearance – With the look and feel of natural teeth, dental implants improve your smile, but they also give you back that confidence to smile bigger which is important for business relationships, personal relationships, and an overall active lifestyle.
- Convenience and Durability – Dental implants will last many years especially with good care. They are very durable and are more comfortable than removable dentures. They’re also easy to clean giving you the ability to maintain your normal daily dental care routine.
Types of Implants
Implant technology has advanced tremendously over the years, and there are now a variety of shapes, sizes, and brands. Your consultation with our cosmetic dentist will help you determine the right type of dental implants that will give you the best and most comfortable smile.