Dental Implant Restoration
People who have missing teeth have many options for correcting their bite and restoring their smile, but for many, the most convincing and desirable prosthetic tooth option are dental implants.
Implants look so much like natural teeth that no one will ever know if you have a dental implant in your mouth. If you need to replace missing teeth, here’s what you need to know about dental implants.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are prosthetic teeth that are installed in stages, starting with the artificial tooth root, and ending with the crown on top. Because dental implants are actually implanted into the jaw, they look like and perform like natural teeth.
Once the implant has been successfully rooted in the mouth, the tooth can be just as strong as the other natural teeth.
Each crown for each implant is custom made to resemble natural teeth. Your dentist in [city, state] will make an impression of your teeth so the crown of your implant will fit perfectly in the available gap. Your dentist will also determine which tooth color will most match your other teeth, so your implant will be indistinguishable from your other teeth in all ways.
Implants are a tried and true product that allow your new artificial teeth to look and function just like your other teeth. Implants have been used for years to replace permanent teeth that have been lost.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Implants aren’t for everybody. Your dental professional will let you know if you’re a good candidate for implants. Here’s what your dentist will look for:
- Healthy jaw bone, fully grown
- Good oral hygiene habits
- Able to come in multiple times for the evaluation and surgical procedures, over several weeks
Benefits of Dental Implants
There are many benefits of getting dental implants!
Enhanced appearance. Some people feel self-conscious about missing teeth. Dental implants can fill the gaps to restore your smile to its original condition.
Better speech. Missing teeth can impact the way you talk. When you get replacement teeth, you’ll be able to pronounce words and sounds like you once did.
Easier digestion. A missing tooth can impact the way you chew and digest your food. With a dental implant, you’ll find eating easier and more rewarding.
Better for tooth alignment. When one tooth is missing, other teeth may move to fill the gap. This can negatively impact your tooth alignment. Filling the gap with a new tooth can prevent this from happening.
Convenience. Dental implants are maintained just like your natural teeth – they need to be brushed, flossed, and they need the attention of the dentist on a regular basis. This is different from the way dentures are maintained. Dentures need to be cleaned differently, which can be less convenient.
Comfort. Implants are just as comfortable as your natural teeth. This stands in contrast to standard dentures, which may slide around in your mouth.
Contact Us Today!
Work with a reputable, experienced dental professional to get implants. Contact Paul R. Barrett DDS, PA, we can evaluate your oral hygiene, determine whether implants are right for you, and provide full implant services. Call today to set up your consultation.