Rebound from Tooth Loss with a Dental Implant
Posted October 22, 2015 by Wager-Evans Dental
If you’re tired of trying to make do after the loss of a tooth, it’s time to seek restorative treatment instead. There is simply no reason to settle for an incomplete smile when modern dentistry offers a number of ways to replace a lost or extracted tooth. Though dentures remain a common form of coping with tooth loss, dental implants have quickly become one of the most popular forms of restoration, as well as the option most frequently recommended by dentists. That’s because of both their functional and esthetic benefits. Because implants replace both a missing tooth and its root, they provide excellent, stable smile completion, giving patients back the confidence they may have lost when their tooth fell out or was removed.
While partial dentures and dental bridges can both help replace a lost tooth, dental implants go a step further by also replacing that tooth’s missing root, as well. This is accomplished by surgically inserting a titanium post into the jawline, which then connects to a fake tooth or dental crown, offering stable restoration.
The post also helps provide nutrients to your jaw as you chew, the way a healthy tooth root would, helping maintain your overall oral health and your current teeth’s alignment.
If you’re looking for a way to cope with tooth loss that will leave you feeling comfortable eating, speaking and simply living, a dental implant could be an ideal solution. In some cases, an implant may even be used to anchor a dental bridge.