You can easily replace a missing tooth with a dental bridge or partial denture. But did you know that implants play a special role that no other restoration is capable of?
What Implants Do
An implant is a biocompatible metal screw that is carefully seated into the bone under your gums. This screw functions just like the root of a natural tooth. The top of the implant is covered with a crown. The crown is what makes your restoration look just like any other tooth. It fills in the gap and gives you the biting surface you’ve been missing.
The Difference When You Eat
Because the implant gets its strength from a screw embedded in bone, it is far stronger than other restorations. It doesn’t depend on support from surrounding teeth. An implant doesn’t affect the crowns of other teeth like bridges and partials can.
The strength of your implant will give you the confidence to chew all of your favorite foods without fear.
Prevent Smile Collapse
When a tooth root is missing, the surrounding bone has no stimulus to renew and stay strong. This leads to it resorbing. As bone resorbs, the jaw shrinks. This can happen in one spot where a single tooth is missing, or it can affect the height of your entire smile if all of your teeth are missing.
Because an implant acts as a tooth root, it can keep the bone strong and prevent it from resorbing. Smile saved!
A dental implant does fill in the gap in your smile. But it also improves your quality of life and preserves your smile. Learn more about implant technology by visiting your local dentist.
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Suwanee, GA 30024
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