What do you when you have missing teeth? When a partial or complete denture isn’t ideal, dental implants are a smart restorative dental treatment to replace teeth that are missing. Simply put, a dental implant is an artificial tooth and root system most often made of titanium that is installed into the jaw by a dentist professional. Implants also offer great support and provide stability for other dental appliances, should they be necessary. Dental implants are natural-looking as they restore your smile and normal function for talking and eating.
Re-tightening and replacement may be needed over time, but dental implants are durable and usually last many years.
A dental implant may be the right choice for:
- Replacing missing teeth without damaging teeth nearby (as a bridge does)
- Fixing bite or joint problems caused by shifting teeth
- Improving your smile
- Improving chewing, speech, and digestion
- Restoring the look of your face
- Supporting a denture or bridge
Complete Implant Dentistry
At Salt Run Family Dentistry, we also offer complete implant dentistry for those looking for an alternative to dentures. When placing implants for a complete set of upper and lower teeth, expect the completion to happen over multiple visits. Your dentist will discuss with you the pros and cons, and help you decide if a complete implant is right for you.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact our office today.