Losing a tooth can be a huge burden. Not only can it affect the way you eat but also the way you smile. If you have lost a tooth, it can be a source of embarrassment or self-consciousness.
During a minor surgical procedure, which is done by a Periodontist or Oral surgeon, dental implants are simply replacement teeth that are attached to pieces of metal, which are placed within the jawbone to restore both the look and function just like natural teeth.
Dental implants are a wonderful solution if you have lost one or more teeth, and want a permanent replacement. If you have a missing tooth, it can cause many different problems, like allowing other teeth to drift, limiting the foods you can eat, and loss of bone mass from the area where your tooth used to be.
Bridges can provide some help, but they also cause problems. With a dental implant, you can eat foods, smile, brush, and floss your teeth with confidence. Also dental implants will prevent your teeth from drifting, as well as retain bone mass.
Dental implants are also used to support bridges, partial dentures, and full dentures, If you are interested in dental implants, schedule a consultation with one of our dentists at Gateway Dental Associates.
Dental Implants take time to complete because the implant must fuse to the bone prior to being outfitted with the replacement tooth. This may take a few months to occur. Once this has occurred, you will be seen so that the replacement tooth can be made for the implant within your jaw.
Widely used, dental implants have a 95% success rate. Also dental implants resemble natural teeth so closely that people will not even know that you have a replacement tooth.