When you are missing teeth, not only does it affect your smile and self confidence but it also interferes with your quality of life. When you have missing teeth, you may have difficulty with eating and speaking. If you’ve experienced Midwood tooth loss and would like to replace your missing tooth, dental implants could be the solution for you.
A dental implant is a tooth replacement procedure that requires surgery and anesthesia. Dental implants can be used to replace one single missing tooth, several missing teeth or a removable appliance. Dental implants are structures that are placed in the area that is normally occupied by the root. They’re anchored to the jawbone or the metal framework on the bone. They act as a foundation for a bridge or artificial tooth. While it has its advantages, not everyone is a candidate for dental implants. In order for dental implants to take hold, one must have a strong immune system and strong bone density. Dental implants are made of metal and porcelain and looks just like your natural teeth. They are composed of two main parts. The first part is the titanium implant that replaces the missing root and the second part is the tooth-colored crown that is cemented on top of the implant. In addition to replacing teeth, dental implants can also be used to anchor dentures. They are especially helpful with lower dentures because they tend to slip while talking or chewing. If you have missing teeth and are considering getting dental implants, we recommend that you make an appointment to see our expert oral surgeon, Marc. B. Hertz, DDS, PC.
To learn more about dental implants, contact our office today. One of our friendly associates would be happy to answer your questions and to set up your Midwood tooth loss consultation with our expert oral surgeon.