Losing a tooth affects everything you do each day; what you eat, how you talk, how you smile, and even your self-confidence. As if working around a missing tooth wasn’t hard enough, there’s also the fact that other teeth in the mouth will shift out of place due to extra “room” in the mouth. When you have a missing tooth, it doesn’t just make it harder to chew; it affects everything about your smile.
Thankfully dental implants provide people with a state-of-the-art tooth replacement option that allows teeth to be replaced with a restoration that’s just as (if not stronger than) strong as their natural teeth. Implants are placed into the space where the tooth is missing, and the bone naturally begins forming around the new titanium root. Titanium is a biocompatible material that allows the implant to eventually become fused with the bone, keeping it in place throughout the remainder of the person’s life.
Once the implant root is placed, literally any type of tooth replacement can be attached to it. Implants serve as an anchor to:
That’s right…whether you have one tooth or are missing all of your teeth, implants can be used as your replacement treatment. The final prosthesis is permanently anchored into the mouth and never comes out of place. Although restorations can wear down over time, the implant lasts forever and the fixed restorations will stay in place permanently for the life of the restoration.
What are you waiting on? Your missing tooth isn’t going to replace itself. Save your smile and prevent tooth shifting by asking about dental implants.
Posted on behalf of Find Local Dentists
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