Since the modern version of dental implants were first introduced over thirty years ago, they have become dentistry’s gold standard for tooth replacement. The goal with dental implants is to replace missing teeth and restore the appearance of your smile.
The gap in your smile left by a missing tooth is unattractive, but it can also compromise your oral health. At Southside Dental Center, we want to help you achieve exceptional dental health and feel confident about the appearance of your smile. Using dental implants, we can restore function and beauty to your smile while protecting your oral health.
Dental implants can be used to replace just one missing tooth or several missing teeth. Because of their stability, dental implants can be used to secure a bridge or denture.
What Makes Dental Implants Different?
There is one major difference that places dental implants high above the crowd of other types of tooth replacements like bridges and dentures. A dental implant acts as a replacement root for a lost tooth. An implant is made up of three parts: a titanium post placed surgically in your jaw, an abutment piece that is used to attach a dental restoration, and the restoration itself.
An implant is a freestanding tooth replacement that does not require the additional support of neighboring teeth in the same way bridges do. Implants are stable and comfortable, and no adjustment is necessary after placement.
What Are the Benefits of Choosing Dental Implants?
Choosing dental implants offers several benefits:
- Dental implants are an artificial root that prevents problems like deterioration of the jaw bone.
- Dental implants have the strength and durability of a natural tooth.
- Dental implants stay firmly in place, so you can enjoy all your favorite foods.
- Dental implants can stabilize full or partial dentures by holding them securely in place.
- The American Academy of Dental Implantology indicates that dental implants have an amazing success rate of up to 98%.
When properly cared for, a dental implant can last a lifetime. A diligent oral health care routine of daily flossing and brushing, along with regular dental checkups, will maintain the look and functionality of your dental implant.
Please Call to Arrange a Consultation
The first step in deciding if implants are right for you is to call our Monticello dental office to arrange a consultation. Dr. Abramowski will sit down with you and explain the entire process in detail. He will take the time to answer your questions and address your concerns so we know you are comfortable with your decision. During the consultation, he will also recommend tooth replacement alternatives that he feels may be more appropriate for you.
Please call our Monticello dental office to arrange an appointment at your convenience. We look forward to helping you restore your beautiful smile!