If you have suffered from a lost tooth, your dentist may recommend dental implants in order to restore your smile. Dental implants are a successful way to restore a missing tooth permanently.
Having space in your jaw after losing one or more teeth can cause deterioration in your jawbone. This can have a rippling effect in your mouth with your remaining teeth. Having deterioration in your jawbone will cause your bones to become unhealthy. Dental implants will secure your jawbone and keep it healthy and strong.
The implantation process begins with your dentist or oral surgeon surgically implanting a special post inside your jawbone. This post will support your replacement tooth by acting as its roots. Once your jawbone has healed, your dentist will create a replacement tooth that is specialized and fit for success. After the replacement tooth is created, your dentist will secure it into place. One good thing is the replacement tooth will look and feel just like your normal teeth, and blend in to the natural coloring of your surrounding teeth.
If you have questions about dental implants, please come by our office. Your dentist will be able to address any questions or concerns you have pertaining to your oral care. So, call us today and schedule an appointment. Let us complete your smile this fun-filled season.