Dental Implants Can Replace Missing Or Lost Teeth

By August 28, 2015 No Comments

There are various reasons why you may be missing a tooth.  If an athlete doesn’t wear a mouthguard, a sports injury could cause a loss of teeth.  A car accident can have the same result.  There’s even a hereditary condition where a baby tooth may be present but there is no adult tooth underneath it.  In these and similar cases, dental implants are a good option to replace the missing teeth.


A dental implant / tooth implant is a replacement for the root of a tooth.  The implants are secured invisibly in the jawbone, and are used to secure cosmetic dental crowns, bridgework, or removable dentures.  They’re made of titanium, which is lightweight, very strong, and biocompatible; it will not be rejected by the body.  Dental implants have the highest success rate of any implanted surgical device.

It’s important to replace missing teeth; if you don’t, it can affect the way you speak and the way you chew food.  The teeth around the space will begin to move, which can change your bite and the position of your teeth.  Shifting teeth can create new gaps between teeth that allow tartar and plaque to go undetected, which will lead to tooth decay.

Dental implants look and feel like your natural teeth.  When properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime.  Maintenance is required, just as with regular teeth.  Good daily oral hygiene habits are important, especially brushing and flossing.  Routine check-ups are necessary to clean dental implants, as special instruments are needed to prevent damage to their metal surface beneath the gum tissues.  Your implant dentist will also monitor the implants to make sure the cosmetic crowns are functioning as they should…read more

If you think you are a candidate for dental implants, or if you are interested in same day teeth, all on 4 dental implants, please contact our specialist implant dentist for a consultation and for more information.

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