If you have a missing tooth, it can be incredibly inconvenient. Missing teeth affect how we chew and speak, not to mention our appearance. So replacing one can be a life-changing experience. One of the best ways to replace a missing tooth is with a dental implant.
A dental implant is basically a replacement for a tooth’s root. It is a post of biocompatible titanium that is inserted directly into the jaw bone. Once the bone heals around the post, it can be used to support a variety of restorations, including:
– Single tooth replacements
– Dental bridges
– Partial dentures
– Full dentures
One of the reasons dental implants are becoming so popular among patients and dentists is that they look and feel just like natural teeth. Because it is anchored by bone, an implant-supported restoration feels strong and sturdy, like your natural teeth. Crowns are designed to mimic the natural lustre of teeth, so your restoration will match your smile perfectly.
Dental implants also integrate into your normal oral hygiene routine without any major changes. They are not susceptible to decay like natural teeth are, but they can still accumulate plaque that can harm your gums, so keep them well taken-care-of.
If you would like to learn more about dental implants or any of the other restorative dentistry treatments Dr. Brandon J. Ryff performs, please call Somerset Family Dental today. We are anxious to meet you and get to work giving you the brilliant smile you’ve always wanted.