What Are Dental Implants?
February 14th, 2018
Are you missing one or more of your teeth? You are not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from tooth loss due to periodontal disease, severe tooth decay, or injury. For years, the only tooth replacements available were dentures and bridges. Today, advances in restorative dentistry enable you to replace your teeth with the next best thing to your natural, healthy teeth: Dental Implants!
Dental Implants Explained
Dental implants are artificial replacement tooth roots that provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth built to match your natural teeth. Implants usually come in three parts. The first part is the dental implant, a post that serves as a substitute for the tooth root. The second part is a connector placed on the top of the dental implant called an abutment. It helps connect the implant to the replacement tooth or crown. The last part is the crown, a custom-made tooth designed to match your natural teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace missing teeth or to support fixed dentures or bridges.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the choice replacements for natural teeth. They are sturdy and stable and look, feel, and function just like your original teeth. Dental implants prevent surrounding teeth from shifting into space left by your missing teeth. Unlike dentures and bridges that can lead to bone loss and deterioration, implants are the only restorations that act just like natural teeth roots, thereby preserving your bone structure.
Without teeth, your face can sag and appear sunken, but your new implants help retain the shape of your face, making your features look fuller and younger. They also allow you to eat, speak and smile just like you ordinarily would. Unlike dentures, your implants will not slip or need repositioning. Best of all, your restorations are very durable and will last many years, potentially a lifetime with the proper care.
Are You Ready to Restore Your Smile?
Contact us at Avalon Dental to learn more about dental implants and how they can enhance the quality of your life. With our experienced staff and cutting-edge procedures, you can rest assured that you are in capable hands. Let us help you restore your smile and confidence today!