Missing teeth don’t just leave unsightly gaps; they can compromise the integrity of the entire remaining arch of teeth. The portion of the jaw which formerly supported the now missing tooth begins to lose bone, and adjacent teeth shift towards the gap and loosen. The result is often the loss of more teeth, lessened functionality when it comes to everyday activities like chewing and speaking, and self-confidence or self-esteem issues.
Dental implants are designed to support replacement teeth that will look, feel, and function just like the original.
Dental implants can solve all of these problems! They are designed to support replacement teeth that will look, feel, and function just like the original. A titanium post is implanted directly into the jawbone, which prevents bone loss and provides a strong foundation for the tooth restoration. Read more about the procedure of receiving implants.
Most people who seek dental implants have lost a tooth or teeth to trauma, gum disease, tooth decay or bone loss. A single dental implant can restore aesthetic and arch stability; multiple dental implants can provide support for a dental prosthetic or even completely restore smiles for patient who have had to have all of their teeth removed.
Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth, and have many benefits that other alternatives lack.
Dr. Postol will do an in-depth consultation and exam, looking at your damaged tooth or extraction site, your underlying bone density and structure, and your gums. In many cases, a dental implant can be done in stages over the course of a few months, resulting in a restored, healthy smile and a new tooth that will last for decades.
Don’t live with a missing tooth gap in your mouth, risking additional tooth loss and feeling self-conscious about your smile. Ask if you are a good candidate for the dental implant procedure!