If you have missing teeth, it’s important to choose the tooth replacement option that’s best for you. Dental implants are an excellent choice, whether you’re missing one tooth or numerous teeth. With implants, you’ll have a natural-looking smile that feels just like your original teeth.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Dental implants consist of an artificial tooth root as well as a prosthetic tooth crown. The jawbone creates a bond with the titanium in the artificial root, so the implant functions just like the tooth it replaces. This bond ensures that the bone will continue to regenerate over time, preventing bone atrophy and the shrunken look many people develop in their later years if they have lost numerous teeth. It also means your teeth will remain stationary whether you’re talking, smiling, eating, or biting.
With implants, you can be confident that your perfect smile will remain intact and that your teeth will never shift or move in your mouth. You’ll be able to eat all your favorite foods, including crunchy fruits and vegetables, and you’ll never have to have a denture remade or relined to match changes in the shape of your jawbone.
Are Dental Implants Right for Me?
It’s important to be sure dental implants are the right choice for you. Implants must heal thoroughly in order to be successful. If the bond between the bone and the titanium root is not properly established, the implants will be loose and eventually fall out. Some medical conditions and other issues can affect your ability to heal properly. Be sure to tell your implant dentist if:
- You are a smoker
- You have diabetes or an autoimmune disorder
- You are taking medication for osteoporosis
Your dentist will also evaluate your dental health to determine if you have gum disease and to be sure you have sufficient mass in your jawbone to support your implants. You might require treatment for gum disease or bone grafts to shore up your jawbone before implants are likely to be successful.
Contact us today at the office of Dr. Dan Bush and schedule an appointment today.