If you have missing teeth, there are many reasons to replace them. Missing teeth can leave you feeling self-conscious and embarrassed about your smile, not to mention interfering with chewing, talking, and leaving you prone to bite issues and bone loss in your jaw. If you're a good candidate for the procedure, dental implants provide the best solution to missing teeth.
Dental implants are artificial teeth individually mounted into the gums, creating a natural-looking permanent solution to tooth loss. The procedure begins with the dentist imbedding a titanium rod into the jawbone. Once the bone and gum has healed around the rod, the artificial tooth is attached to it. The finished product looks, feels, and is treated like a natural permanent tooth. Only you and your dentist will know the difference!
In addition to how great they look and feel, implants are good for your mouth. Placing the rod into the jawbone prevents the bone deterioration that normally results after tooth loss, as well as stimulating the roots of the other teeth and preventing the remaining teeth from shifting into the open space. Because they are permanently affixed, dental implants won't interfere with talking or eating, and they'll feel just like the real thing. /p>
For denture-wearers, we also provide mini-implants, a terrific way to improve your oral health and comfort. Mini-implants are smaller than the regular ones, and are designed to act as a tooth root and anchor the dentures in your mouth. Durable and easy to insert, mini-implants give the patient the benefits of affixed, comfortable dentures while retaining the ability to remove them for cleaning and maintenance.
If you're missing teeth, or would like to improve your denture-wearing experience, ask the dental team at Caledonia Crosstown Dental about your dental implant options. They're a great way to keep you smiling for a long time to come!
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