Are missing teeth making you feel self-conscious and preventing you from being your true self? If so, dental implants can be the long-term option you’ve been looking for to restore your smile.
What Are Dental Implants?
Simply put, a dental implant is an artificial tooth root that replaces a missing tooth with an artificial tooth. The most common type of dental implant, the endosteal implant, uses a metal, screwlike post that is surgically placed on your jawbone. Once installed, it fuses with your natural bone and allows the bone to heal around the implant, securing it in place. And soon enough, your dental implant will work just like the missing tooth!
The second type of implant, the subperiosteal implant, is placed under the gums instead of the jawbone. This type of implant is used when you’re suffering from bone loss.
The Advantages of Dental Implants
Implants offer a wide variety of benefits to patients looking to beautify their smiles, including:
Improving Your Smile’s Appearance
There’s no denying that missing teeth is embarrassing and unsightly. Since implants are designed to look and feel like your own teeth, you’ll never have to worry about your smile again! Not only will your smile’s appearance change, but it could also help with your speech. Missing teeth could cause mumbling or slurring of your words. But you won’t have that issue anymore with your new teeth!
Avoid Facial Distortion
Did you know that missing teeth can eventually cause your face to droop or to develop unsightly jowls? It’s true! They can also affect your tongue which needs to work harder to compensate for the missing teeth, causing it to become enlarged. If you’re already suffering from this type of facial distortion, dental implants can prevent further damage.
Enjoy Eating Foods You Love
If you have a missing tooth you understand how difficult it can be to chew, which can prevent you from enjoying a lot of the foods you love. They design these dental implants to act just like your other teeth, so you’ll never need to pass on a favorite food again.
Improve Oral Health
Unlike dental bridges, which may alter the nearby teeth, dental implants will not damage your teeth, improving your oral health. And since they are durable, they can last a lifetime with proper care!
Dental Implant Smile Restoration Candidates
Smile restoration with dental implants is a relatively easy process, and dental implant dentist Dr. Loren Grossman utilizes the most advanced techniques available to ensure your procedure gives you incredible results. Best of all, almost anyone with a missing tooth is a good candidate for implants, as long as they have generally good health.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Grossman will carefully review your medical history and your mouth’s condition to determine whether dental implants are the right option for you, and make an appropriate recommendation in favor of implants or offer an effective alternative. If you have healthy gums and enough bone in your jaw, then implant surgery is right for you!
For more information on dental implant dentistry or to schedule your consultation, contact us today. Now taking patients in Kingston, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, and throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.