Are you suffering from tooth loss? If so, you might be feeling overwhelmed by your tooth replacement options. Thanks to advancements in oral healthcare, patients have access to various types of prosthetic teeth. While the quality and longevity of replacement teeth has certainly improved in recent years, it is important for patients to carefully review all their options before receiving treatment. If you have lost teeth, we invite you to schedule a dental implant consultation with our oral surgeons. At your consultation, our team will conduct a state-of-the-art examination to determine if this tooth replacement method is right for you.
How Dental Implants Work
Dental implants are used to replace the roots of teeth. Made from titanium, a dental implant is a small post with a ridged texture. Resembling a small screw, the implant is embedded into the jawbone. Since bone integrates with titanium as if it were a natural mineralized structure, an implant will act as a pillar or anchor for a prosthetic crown or bridge. By replacing the lost structure of a tooth’s roots, patients enjoy renewed oral function, a stable prosthetic, and a durable replacement tooth that can last for a lifetime.
Once the implant has been stabilized by surrounding bone, patients will receive their permanent restoration such as a crown or bridge. A series of dental implants can support a full set of dentures for those suffering with total tooth loss. Permanent prosthetics will fill in the gaps of a smile and provide a sturdy biting surface for eating food with comfort.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Implants help retain the shape and structure of the mouth by preventing bone atrophy (a condition that can cause further tooth loss). Since prosthetic teeth are anchored by the implant in the jaw, patients will enjoy a very lifelike replacement tooth that can withstand the daily force and pressure of chewing and biting food. By restoring oral function, those with implants can eat a balanced diet with ease. Moreover, implants support existing biological teeth and can prevent tooth loss related to teeth shifting into empty tooth sockets.
To find out if you are a candidate for this tooth replacement method, call our practice to reserve a dental implant consultation with our skilled team of our oral surgeons.