Teeth are crucial to many aspects of our lives. We rely on them to eat and communicate. They even help us socially. Think about it: do you feel comfortable interacting with people while knowing you have gaps in your smile that they can see? A nice, healthy smile is attractive. It’s also a sign of overall health and wellness.
That being said, tooth loss is very common among adults in the United States. Many people have lost one or multiple teeth, and it’s not something to be ashamed of. The reality is that we use our teeth for a lot of things, like we just mentioned above, so it’s no wonder that we lose teeth.
Our teeth can be lost for a variety of reasons: from sports injuries to disease and decay. If you are missing one or multiple teeth, one of the best ways to fill that gap in your smile is with your very own dental implant.
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a surgical component that is inserted into the bone of the jaw or skull. It acts as an anchor that will support a dental prosthesis like a denture, bridge, or crown.
Implants are inserted when the tooth is completely missing, root and all. Existing teeth will often have a crown placed over the top and sides. Implants function as a total tooth and root replacement.
Dental implants are made of titanium alloy, similar to what hip, knee, or shoulder implants are made of. At Sunflower Dental, we offer dental implant restoration in our office, where we will be happy to fill the gaps in your smile with your very own crowns or dentures.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants do more for you than simply restoring your smile. They have the following benefits:
- Durability: Dental implants last for years. While the prosthesis attached to the top of the implant wears out, the implant itself is designed to last far longer.
- Natural Appearance: No one, including you, will be able to tell the difference between an implant-supported dental prosthetic and the real thing!
- Ease with Eating: Filling the gaps in your smile will make eating easier again.
- Increased Bone Density: When a tooth and its root are lost, the bone density in that area of the mouth starts to decrease. A dental implant provides something for the bone of the jaw and skull to grow around, preventing extreme loss of bone density.
You can enjoy these benefits when you come to Sunflower Dental to replace your teeth!
Enjoy a New Smile from Sunflower Dental!
Your smiles are important to us here at Sunflower Dental. Talk to us about restoring your teeth through implant dentistry.