People are living longer than ever and even with regular brushing, flossing and check-ups, our teeth sometimes can’t be with us for a lifetime. Often if a tooth is lost from injury, disease or trauma, a dental implant can be a great option for restoration of your smile and your ability to chew.
Dental implants are the permanent way to replace missing teeth, with a look and feel that is close to your natural teeth. A dental implant is a small titanium post that is surgically placed into the bone beneath your gums and serves as the replacement for the root segment of a missing tooth. Dental implants can be used to replace teeth in either the upper or lower jaws. Due to the biocompatible properties of titanium, after a few months a dental implant fuses with the bone and becomes a good anchor for the replacement tooth. An implant crown is then fixed to the implant (titanium post). Dental implants can be used in solutions for replacing single or multiple missing teeth.
There are a number of reasons why you should consider a dental implant:
- Allows you to speak, smile and eat with confidence.
- Bone is maintained in implant area
- Are comfortable and stable
- Function, look and feel like natural teeth
- Do not need adjacent teeth for support
- May serve you for a lifetime!
Contact us at Apple Dental to learn more about dental implants!