Long-Lasting Solution For Missing Teeth
Do you hide your smile because of a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth? Is it difficult to eat the foods you want or speak clearly due to missing teeth or dentures? Dental implants are a popular treatment for missing teeth because they give you back the freedom you had with your natural teeth, as they are the closest alternative to them.
Patients with missing teeth and who are looking for a long-lasting solution find that dental implants provide many benefits, such as:
- A permanent solution: Dental implants are surgically placed so that they become a permanent part of your jawbone structure. They provide a strong and durable fit, and you won’t have to think about replacing them in the future.
- Ease of care: Implants do not require any additional care other than brushing and flossing and regular visits to the dentist.
- Eat the foods you like: Dental implants enhance the strength and durability of your natural teeth so you can enjoy a variety of foods without worrying about them failing.
- Natural look and feel: Dental implants act like individual teeth, so they look and function just like your natural teeth. They are customized to fit you and blend seamlessly in with your other teeth.
The dental implant process begins with surgically placing the dental implant, a titanium post, into the jaw. Over time, the post and the jaw bone fuse together to create a long-lasting, strong fit that won’t shift or move out of position. A crown is then placed on top of the post to give the appearance and function of a natural tooth.
What’s more, implants help maintain the health of your jawbone. Without a tooth root to stimulate the jawbone, it will start to shrink, and adjacent teeth begin to shift out of place causing potential damage. The dental implant acts as a tooth root to keep the integrity of the jawbone, so you won’t have to contend with a domino effect of dental conditions as a result of missing teeth.
Please feel free to contact our Fort Wayne, NJ office with any questions you may have about the benefits of dental implants and how they may fit your particular dental needs.