Have you started avoiding mirrors since you lost a tooth? A noticeable gap in your smile can make you feel very self-conscious about the way you look. Even gaps that aren't noticeable can affect your bite and your ability to chew. Luckily, dental implants can restore your missing tooth and help you feel better about your appearance. The dentists at 1st Choice Dental Care in Kennesaw & Woodstock GA, discuss this innovative tooth restoration option.
What sets dental implants apart?
Other restoration options focus only on the visible part of teeth. Both bridges and dentures offer effective ways to replace teeth, but they don't address your missing tooth roots. Dental implants rebuild missing teeth, starting with the roots. Implants are tiny titanium posts that are added to your jawbone during a minor oral surgical procedure. Just like your natural tooth roots, these replacement roots provide stability and allow you to easily eat tough or hard foods.
After you receive your implant, the titanium posts begins to bond to your jawbone. Once the bonding process is complete, a process that normally takes about three to six months, the post is firmly rooted to your jawbone. Adding a dental crown to the implant restores your appearance and makes eating a much more pleasant experience. Your dental crown is created using an impression of your mouth made in our Kennesaw & Woodstock office. Thanks to the impression, your newly created crown will look just like your natural teeth.
Why should I choose a dental implant?
Dental implants don't just improve your appearance but offer a few important advantages for your oral health. When you lose a tooth, the adjacent teeth may eventually begin to change position. If they overlap, both your bite and your appearance of your smile may be affected. Because overlapping teeth are much more difficult to clean, your risk of tooth decay may rise. Your new crown will prevent any change in the position of your other teeth and help you avoid these issues.
Dental implants may be small, but they have a big impact on your jawbone. The bottom of your implants presses on your jawbone, keeping it strong. Without that pressure, the bone may begin to shrink, which can lead to sagging muscles in the lower part of your face and the loosening or loss of teeth.
Restore and protect your smile with dental implants! Would like to find out if implants are a good choice for you? Call the dentists at 1st Choice Dental Care in Kennesaw & Woodstock, GA, at (678) 293-8773 to schedule your appointment.