For patients that have lost one or several teeth due to trauma, decay or gum disease – you may feel that your options for restoration are limited. Many patients fear that having a tooth pulled will cause them to lose function or diminish the appearance of their smile. However, with dental implants, the only damage is done when tooth loss is not repaired.
Unlike bridges, partials or dentures – dental implants are fixed, permanent tooth replacement devices. There are two components of a dental implant: a titanium post that mimics your tooth root, and a ceramic or porcelain crown that restores your missing enamel, capping the post. Dental implants are stronger than any temporary fix because of the post or “implant” that is screwed directly into your jaw bone.
Because ceramic or porcelain is used to create a dental crown, your dental implant will blend beautiful with your surrounding teeth and create a seamless smile. As an added bonus, dental implants are easy to care for. There are no special soaks or rinses to be used. Unlike dentures, dental implants should be brushed and flossed just as you would your natural teeth.
If you have lost a tooth for any reason, don’t delay in having it repaired. Contact our office today to learn more about the durability and beauty of dental implants.