Losing a tooth will almost certainly disrupt your life, and you may become too embarrassed to speak or smile in front of others. Luckily, our dental team at Envision Dental can fill in the gaps in your smile with dental implants, a durable, lifelike restorative dentistry treatment for even the most extensive cases of tooth loss. Contact us at Envision Dental to start the dental implant process now by scheduling your initial consultation at our clinic in Marietta.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer one of the closest restoration options to natural teeth. A titanium post is surgically inserted into the jaw. Over the following months, the bone in the jaw adheres to the post, creating a permanent, stable implant. The dental implant can create a new single tooth with the addition of a crown or may support multiple prosthetic teeth or full dentures. Some of the other benefits of dental implants include:
- The stimulation from your implants will prevent the underlying bone from breaking down, keeping your jawbone healthy and full.
- It’s very easy to take care of dental implants since you can just brush and floss them normally.
- Unlike other restorations, dental implants last for a very long time. 30 years is considered the average, but there are plenty of cases where patients have been able to keep their implants for the rest of their lives.
Dental implants offer a realistic, long-term solution for missing teeth. It is a worthwhile investment in your oral health and appearance.
Missing Single Tooth
When replacing one tooth, surgery will be performed to precisely place an implant in the gap. The site will be left alone for a few months; during that time, the implant will join with the bone through a process called osseointegration. Once that’s complete, we can place a beautiful, natural-looking crown on your implant.
Missing Multiple Teeth
Losing three or four teeth in a row does not have to mean getting three or four implants; a dental bridge (a pair of crowns with false teeth between them) can be supported on two implants and fill in the empty space.
Missing All Teeth
Dentures are probably the most reliable way to replace all the teeth in an arch at once, and with dental implants, you can give those false teeth some additional stability. Implant-retained dentures are different than traditional dentures in that they don’t need adhesives to remain stable in your mouth.
If you are interested in learning more about dental implants, schedule a consultation with one of our implant dentists at Envision Dental. Contact our dental center in Marietta, GA, to book your appointment to discuss replacing your missing teeth with durable dental implants.