All great dentists know that implants are one of the best ways to replace missing teeth. The beauty of implants is that they look, feel and function like natural teeth. This makes implants a great way to make chewing, talking and smiling comfortable and easy again.
What is an Implant?
An implant is a titanium insert that is placed into the jawbone beneath the gums to act as an artificial root for a replacement tooth or bridge. Many prefer implants to conventional bridges or dentures because they look natural, feel comfortable, and do not need to be taken in and out. Implants also benefit the teeth and surrounding areas.
Benefits the Body
One of the benefits of an implant is that, once it is placed, it actually strengthens the natural structure of the jaw bone and protects the surrounding teeth from unnecessary extra stress. When an implant is placed quickly after the tooth is lost, it has the best opportunity to integrate and begin to strengthen and rebuild the bone nearby.
How does that work?
Bone typically begins to deteriorate when it is not being used. So, when a tooth is lost, the surrounding bone naturally begins to break down. When an implant is placed, the base of the implant actually creates a small amount of strain to the surrounding oral structures causing the body to begin to rebuild the bone.
Placed with Care
When an implant is placed properly it helps you to be happier and healthier.
Improperly placed implants, on the other hand, can actually cause more harm than good. They can cause damage to other teeth and allow the bone to break down. Make sure that the dentist you are working with has experience working with implants and is known for providing superior care. An implant placed by an expert can preserve and strengthen your smile, allowing you to get back to your life again!
Wondering if an implant may be the solution for you? Call us today for a complimentary consultation at (614) 459-5511.