Think of your oral health as a garden. If one of your flowers dies, you wouldn’t just replace it by putting another flower on top of the soil, would you? Chances are that flower would not do so well. You must plant the seed deep into the soil, water it, and let its roots take hold before it can bloom. Just as the roots are the most important part of a beautiful flower, your tooth roots are an essential component in your oral health.
Did you know that dental implants are the most recommended tooth replacement solution – by doctors and patients alike? The reason is simple – dental implants are the only way to replace the root of the tooth. Without a healthy tooth root, the surrounding teeth will begin to shift and rotate, and the underlying jawbone will begin to deteriorate or atrophy, which is what causes the “sunken face” appearance you might notice in some patients with missing teeth.
Dental implants are tiny titanium posts that are surgically inserted into the gums and allowed to fuse with the jawbone. After a few weeks of healing time, your implant will be ready to be fitted with a restoration like a crown, bridge, or dentures. Dental implants are the most secure way to replace missing teeth.
The benefits of dental implants are many, and range from functional, to cosmetic, to health:
If you have any questions about dental implants, or would like to reserve a consultation with your Bolivia dentist or Oak Island dentist – Dr. Wilharm, Dr. Harrington, Dr. Miller, Dr. Hohl, or Dr. Dobransky – please contact us at Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry® today at (910) 933-2408.