Having missing teeth is an embarrassing thing. Even if the small gap where your tooth used to be is visible while you speak or even open your mouth. Dental implants could be the solution that you’re looking for when you want to replace a tooth that was lost due to injury or extraction.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are strong and will give you the look and feel of real teeth. They are also used to prevent bone loss after the initial loss of a tooth. At the same time, they are designed to stabilize your bite.
How Are They Installed?
The implants are crafted with titanium and are placed in the jawbone of where the missing tooth is located. Next, your dentist will install what is known as an abutment over the implant. The abutment is used to connect the tooth and top crown together. The crown will either be screwed or cemented to the abutment and covered with a material that will give the implant its natural tooth look.
Depending on where the implant is placed, the process itself can take a few months. The process will consist of a series of surgeries that include the installation of the implant and the crown. Your dentist will install the implant first to ensure that the bone can build up over the implant and support it before the crown can be installed. Once all is said and done, you will have a tooth that looks and feels like the real thing.
Why Dental Implants?
There are a few reasons why people will choose implants as their dental solution. One of the main reasons is to replace a missing tooth (or multiple teeth) without affecting any of the adjacent teeth. Another reason is to restore their smile and give them back the confidence that they have lost while they initially lost their teeth. An implant can also come in handy when a patient wants to prevent teeth from shifting towards the missing space. Finally, implants are an excellent solution to ensure that you can eat, chew, and speak properly and clearly. Your facial shape will also be retained thanks to dental implants.
Need A Dental Implant? Schedule An Appointment Now
If you believe a dental implant is right for you, please contact Crest Family Dental in Hartford, CT at 860-251-6999. It’s never too late to restore the smile that you once had with dental implants. Be sure to schedule an appointment as soon as you can so we can examine you and help you make the decision to get dental implants an easy one.