If you’ve experienced tooth loss, take a moment to consider getting a dental implant. With a dental implant, you can have a beautiful and functional full set of teeth. The professional team at Chester Family Dentistry, led by Dr. Ana Chester and Dr. Amy Caicco, can help you replace the tooth or teeth that you lost in order to restore your confidence and your oral health.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a small titanium rod that is inserted into your jawbone to replace the root of a missing tooth. Over time, the titanium binds to the bone, called osseointegration, and becomes a stable foundation for a prosthetic attachment. Typically, your dentist attaches a crown, veneer, or denture over your implant.
Who should get a dental implant?
Tooth loss occurs for a variety of reasons. It’s often the result of an accident or gum disease. If you have a gum disease, your dentist has to help you resolve that before you are ready for a dental implant. Otherwise, anyone who has experienced any tooth loss can ask their dentist for a dental implant.
Benefits of dental implants
Still unsure about getting an implant? Here are three of the most important benefits of dental implants:
Once you get a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, your implant will continue to support your prosthetic attachment for the rest of your life. No replacements necessary. The implant takes a few months to fuse with your bone, and after that, you can resume doing everything you did with your natural tooth. That is, if you maintain your oral health by flossing and brushing your teeth every day.
Before dental implants, bridges were the standard procedure for replacing missing teeth. However, bridges depend on the surrounding natural teeth for support. With dental implants, the only support they need is from the jawbone. This allows your dentist to replace one, or several teeth, without putting additional pressure on your natural teeth.
They preserve your appearance
When you lose your teeth, the bone below the socket begins to deteriorate. If you lose more or all your teeth, there is more deterioration of the jawline. This could severely affect your oral health and your facial structure. The lower half of your face begins to cave in on itself, and deep wrinkles begin to form around the mouth. When you get a dental implant, you preserve your jawline from any damage. The implant can help you regain a beautiful smile, and keep the rest of your face intact.
Perhaps the most important benefit of a dental implant is that it can restore your confidence and self esteem. Call our office to schedule an appointment with Chester Family Dentistry, located in Warren, Ohio.