Are you living with missing teeth? If the answer is yes, it is important to replace these teeth as soon as possible. Not only can missing teeth make it difficult to eat and affect your nutrition, but gaps between your teeth due to tooth loss can also lead to changes in your bite. When this happens, you can experience pain and discomfort. Missing teeth can also make you appear older. Even missing teeth that are out of sight can have this effect because they shift your jawbone and can create sagging in this area.
If you’ve been contemplating tooth replacement, dental implants are an excellent solution. They are natural looking, sturdy, and when properly maintained can last a lifetime.
What Is a Dental Implant?
This is a great question! An implant is an artificial tooth made from metal and porcelain. The materials are blended, resulting in a look that is entirely natural. The implant includes two parts: the titanium implant body and the crown. The implant body replaces the tooth’s missing root. The crown is the part bonded to the top of the implant that resembles the natural tooth.
A common question from our patients is, “Will anyone be able to notice my tooth is fake?” The answer is no. With regular checkups and dental care, no one will ever be able to tell the difference between a real tooth and a dental implant. And, don’t worry. We’ll keep your secret.
Did you know dental implants are beneficial for other dental problems besides replacing a missing tooth? Implants are great for anchoring lower dentures, which tend to shift more than upper dentures when chewing and talking.
If you are ready to enhance your appearance, maintain your bite, and smile with poise and confidence again, give the dental professionals at Progressive Dental Arts a call today to schedule a consultation.