When you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants can be used instead of dentures or a bridge to restore your appearance, comfort and oral health. Implants are artificial tooth replacements that are permanently placed in your mouth. An implant is a small titanium post that replaces the roots of a missing tooth and supports a custom-made crown. Of all the options for treating the problem of missing teeth, none have proven to be as effective and durable as implants.
A missing tooth can cause a chain reaction of problems, including loss of bone in the jaw, shifting teeth, and difficulty keeping teeth free of plaque and bacteria. It can also change the biting forces on teeth around the space causing the neighboring teeth to shift and an opposing tooth to extrude from its socket.
Our doctors will do a thorough examination to determine if an implant is the right option for you. She will perform a visual examination to check the health of your teeth and gums and using scans or X-Rays will check the health of your jawbone as well.
Why should I consider implants?
- They are strong, durable and very lifelike – virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
- They are among the most successful of all dental procedures.
- Implants can completely replace dentures or a bridge, or can be used in combination with them to improve your comfort and appearance.
If you want to learn more about implants or other missing tooth replacements, please contact our office at 612-332-7675.