If you’re missing a tooth, it can be difficult to smile with confidence. For some, the anxiety can be so overwhelming, they avoid social situations just to hide their embarrassment. A missing a tooth is more than a cosmetic problem, it can create multiple hurdles to optimal oral health. You don’t have to suffer through the discomfort. Dental implants offer patients an option for a full, natural-looking smile.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
During oral surgery, a titanium anchor is attached to the jawbone and becomes the “root” of the tooth. As your implant heals, the jawbone naturally fuses with the titanium post. A crown is then attached to the post to complete your new “tooth”. Blending seamlessly with your smile, the dental implant will look and feel completely natural. Dental implants can also anchor bridges, partials, or full dentures to eliminate slipping.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
- Imitate the natural tooth from the root down
- Minimize bone loss
- Stop the shifting of adjacent teeth
- Improve speech
- Restore the ability to eat hard-to-chew food
- Return structure to facial features for a more youthful appearance
Are Dental Implants Right for Me?
There are a few requirements for dental implants including adequate bone structure, so we’ll need to see you for a consultation to determine if you’re a good candidate for dental implants. We work closely with a reputable oral surgeon to perform the post implant, then you’ll return to our Sulphur dental practice for crown placement. Strong and secure, your new smile will boost your confidence, enhance your appearance, and improve the quality of your life.