Let’s face it, when you have missing teeth – whether one, two, or many – you’re not getting as much out of life as you deserve. Maybe you can’t eat the foods you used to enjoy. Or perhaps you don’t laugh or smile as much for fear of the gaps showing. Or maybe you avoid looking in the mirror altogether because you don’t like what you see. Dental implants can help restore your smile and dental health. In many cases, we can take care of you from beginning to end, with no need to seek outside services.
If you have missing teeth, it is crucial to replace them. Without all your teeth, chewing and eating can destabilize your bite and cause you discomfort. When teeth are missing, your mouth can shift and even cause your face to look older. Implants are a great way to replace your missing teeth and, if properly maintained, can last a lifetime!
An implant is a new tooth made of metal and porcelain that looks just like your natural tooth. It’s composed of two main parts: One is the titanium implant body that takes the place of the missing root, and the second part is the tooth-colored crown that is cemented on top of the implant. With periodontal treatment, you can smile confidently knowing that no one will ever suspect you have a replacement tooth.
In addition to tooth replacement, implants may be used to anchor dentures, especially lower dentures that tend to shift when you talk or chew. For patients with removable partial dentures, implants can replace missing teeth so that you have a more natural looking smile.