Losing a tooth is exciting when you’re 7, but it becomes far less exciting when you’re an adult. Children get to visit with the tooth fairy, money is left under their pillow, and a brand-new tooth grows in place of the missing one. It’s an exciting moment; one kids look forward to each time they feel a slightly loose tooth. As an adult, these are your permanent teeth. They’re the ones you live with for the rest of your life, and losing one can be a devastating feeling. Whether you’re involved in an accident, a sporting incident, or your tooth must be extracted for health reasons, losing an adult tooth isn’t ideal. It’s devastating for adults, but it’s not something you should let ruin your smile.
The truth is that no one wants to lose a tooth in adulthood, but it happens. Rather than focus on the fact your smile is no longer perfect, focus on the fact that your dentist can make your smile even more beautiful with dental implants. It’s easy to become self-conscious and uncomfortable smiling when you’re missing a tooth, but it’s not the end of the world as you know it. In fact, it’s just the beginning of a brand-new smile.
Why Dental Implants Are Beneficial to Your Smile
Dental implants aren’t your ideal situation, but they work well when you have no other options. You can go on without a tooth, or you can invest in a dental implant. There are many benefits to this kind of dental work, and we can tell you that it’s not a decision you’ll regret.
The thing that concerns people the most is the fact that their dental implant will look fake. With all the dental technology we have today, we can make your new implant look just like the rest of your teeth, and no one will ever know any different. The implant is nothing more than a metal post that’s secured to the jawbone. A replacement tooth is placed on top of it to stay in that position for years to come.
We have all the advanced technology required to make this happen for you, to improve your smile, and to make you feel more confident in life. The support a dental implant provides helps to keep your new tooth looking natural, and it helps you feel as if it’s a real tooth that won’t break, fall out, or become damaged as you go through everyday life.
If you’re considering a dental implant, you should know what’s required to make it work in your mouth. They’re not for everyone. Ideal candidates for dental implants meet the following requirements:
Once you are proven a good candidate for a dental implant, we work to get the process going. We use two different types of implants; Endosteal and Subperiosteal.
Endosteal implants are the ones we surgically implant directly into your jawbone. Following this, the gum must heal appropriately before we can issue a secondary surgery date to place the post used to connect the tooth to the gum. It’s not a quick process, but the end result is what you’re after.
With a Subperiosteal implant, we fit a metal frame to the jawbone. When the jaw and gums are able to heal properly, they secure the frame in place and make room for a new tooth to be inserted onto the frame with the added help of a post.
You can choose either/or, but we do make sure you know the differences, the benefits, and the added information surrounding both types of dental implants. We provide our professional opinion to allow you to know whether or not one is more accurate than another, and we work to ensure you are able to find the kind of smile you want.
We always present our patients with the facts, and we leave nothing out. If one implant is better for you than another, we make sure you’re able to function with that implant. Unless otherwise specified, the decision is yours; and it’s a good decision to make. A dental implant is a small thing that makes a mighty big change to your entire face.