Dental implants represent one of the greatest advancements in the field of dentistry in the last century. Technology now allows for missing teeth to be replaced by titanium and ceramic replacements whose features are indistinguishable from natural teeth. The procedure consists in inserting a titanium post in the jawbone that will permit the dentist to mount a tooth on top of it. These implants provide the ideal foundation for new esthetic and functional teeth.
Before you decide to embark on this journey, you must go through a meticulous examination that will allow your periodontist to decide whether implants are right for you. If we deem that your jawbone structure, oral hygiene, and gums are amenable to implant placement with little risk of complication, we have the technology and know-how to provide you with an esthetic and functional smile using dental implants.
Once you’ve received dental implants, you will need to consider the following to assure your mouth’s optimal health:
- Adequate brushing and flossing
- Quit tobacco products: tobacco may contribute to the deterioration of your implant over time
- Regular check-ups: it is highly advisable to often visit your dentist to monitor the condition of your implant(s) and prevent you from other dental conditions.
Replacing missing teeth with dental implants will enable you to maintain facial features, enjoy your favorite foods, and keep your smile alive.