Discover the amazing advantages of saying “yes” to dental implants.
As many as 120 million Americans are missing one permanent tooth and over 36 million Americans have no natural teeth left, according to the American College of Prosthodontists. The good news is that if this does happen to you, our Fayetteville, GA, dentists Dr. Ed Richardson, Dr. Jonathan Robinson and Dr. Lindsey Alvarez offer a wide range of tooth replacement options that can be tailored to your needs. One popular option is dental implants.
How Dental Implants Work
Before deciding whether implants are right for you, it’s first important to understand how these popular tooth replacements work. Our Fayetteville, GA, dental team wants to provide you with all the information you need about dental implants in order to make a clear, informed decision about your oral health.
A dental implant is a tapered metal post that is placed into the jawbone where the roots of the missing tooth once were. In fact, the implant itself will replace the roots of the tooth. Once the implant is placed into the jawbone, the bone and tissue will fuse together with the titanium implant over the next few months. Once this fusion is complete, your implant is a permanent, immovable fixture within the jawbone. It will also support and hold your false tooth or teeth in place.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Since dental implants work a bit differently from other tooth replacement options, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that they also offer some cool, unique benefits, too. For one, dental implants are as close as you can come to a real tooth. They function, feel and act just like the real thing. Other benefits of dental implants include,
- A lifelong restoration (with the proper care, implants can easily last decades)
- Preventing teeth from shifting into open gaps in your smile
- Restoring biting, chewing and speech
- Preserving the jawbone and preventing bone loss
- Supporting the muscles of the face to prevent changes in facial structure including sagging
- Enhancing your appearance and boosting your confidence
Do you want to talk with our Fayetteville, GA, dentists about whether dental implants are right for you? The team at Dental Traditions is dedicated to giving you back a smile you can feel confident in. To find out if implants are the ideal treatment option, call us at (770) 487-9797 to schedule an appointment.