Your lost tooth may be gone, but that doesn't mean you can't replace it. In fact, it's possible to restore your entire missing tooth, from the root all the way to the crown, with the help of dental implants! Here at Dental Traditions in Fayetteville, GA, your dentists, Drs. Edwin Richardson and Jonathan Robinson, can help you fill the gaps in your smile with this amazing restorative treatment—read on to learn if implants are right for your situation.
Dental implants serve as the foundation for your new tooth
Dental implants replace your natural tooth roots with tiny posts made of titanium, a lightweight metal that naturally bonds to bone. Due to this bio-compatible quality, as soon as the implants are placed in your jawbone during a minor oral surgical procedure, the bonding process begins.
Once your dental implants are securely attached to the bone (a process that usually takes about three to six months to complete), you will begin the next phase in the implant process. You will return to our Fayetteville office, where your dentist will add a connector to the top of your implants and make an impression of your mouth. This impression is then used to make dental crowns that perfectly fill the gaps in your smile. Your new dental crowns will then be connected to your implants to complete the creation of your new teeth.
Implants do more than just improve your appearance
A full smile is certainly important for confidence and self-esteem, but dental implants offer a few other benefits that you may not have initially considered. For instance, implants restore your ability to chew normally without decreasing your biting power. You'll be able to eat hard and tough foods without a problem because your implants are firmly rooted in your jawbone!
Dental implants also prevent jawbone resorption, which occurs when your jawbone shrinks after tooth loss. Your roots constantly stimulate the bone and keep it strong. Losing one or more teeth results in a loss of stimulation that can eventually cause resorption. When the bone becomes weaker, it may not be able to adequately support your teeth or the muscles in the lower part of your face. Fortunately, dental implants stimulate the bone and keep it strong and healthy.
Have you lost more than one tooth? Implants will work for you too. Implant-supported bridges and dentures offer a comfortable, long-term solution for people who have lost multiple teeth.
Need treatment? Give us a call
Don't let a missing tooth ruin your smile! Call your Fayetteville, GA, dentists, Drs. Edwin Richardson and Jonathan Robinson of Dental Traditions, at (770) 487-9797 to schedule an appointment.