Has tooth loss put a damper on enjoying your favorite meals? Perhaps you enjoy steak and your prosthetics just don’t hold up to the forces associated with biting and chewing.
Fortunately, there is a solution to increasing oral function after tooth loss that doesn’t involve wearing removable prosthetic teeth. With dental implants, a person can enjoy an attractive looking smile, their favorite foods, and low maintenance replacement teeth.
If you’re interested in evaluating your tooth replacement options, call us today to reserve a dental implant consultation with our oral surgeon.
How Dental Implants Replace Teeth
A dental implant is a small cylinder-shaped prosthetic made from titanium. Measuring only a few millimeters in diameter, a dental implant has one tapered end and a ridged texture. The implant is embedded into the jawbone. Over time, bone will respond to the implant by fusing to it – stabilizing it for years to come.
After the dental implant is deemed stable, a permanent restoration or prosthetic is attached to an abutment on the implant to complete the tooth replacement process. The restorations or prosthetics attached to dental implants replace visible tooth structure.
Benefits of Implant Dentistry
With dental implants, patients enjoy very lifelike oral function. This is because dental implants are anchored by the jawbone the same way that the roots of teeth are. With bone holding the implant in place, it can support restorations like crowns and prosthetics like bridges.
Restorations or prosthetics attached to dental implants will not move during oral function, which allows people to eat a variety of foods without difficulty.
Dental implants support bone health, too. By keeping the jawbone active, patients can retain more bone mass than those who’ve lost teeth and don’t wear dental implants.
The Dental Implant Consultation
A consultation is necessary for finding out whether you are a candidate for dental implants. At your appointment, we will conduct a physical examination and take diagnostics. This examination will help us determine the best course of action for your needs.
Your appointment is a great time to ask questions about treatment. Call EverSmile today to reserve a dental implant consultation with our oral surgeon.