When a patient loses a tooth, one of their first worries is how that will affect their appearance. Will they be doomed to a lifetime of close-mouthed smiles? Hand-covered laughs? Will they have to master the art of barely moving their mouths when they speak — like a ventriloquist — just to avoid having people stare at the gaps in their teeth? The answer to all of these is an emphatic NO! We have the perfect solution that will not only restore (or even improve) your smile, but will do so permanently. What is this miracle treatment?
When people think of toothlessness, they often assume dentures will be involved. While dentures have been an effective prosthetic option for centuries, they have several drawbacks. Dental implants, however, offer unbelievable benefits. Implants are tiny posts that are implanted in your jaw and serve as an anchor for a permanent prosthetic tooth. Other than being permanent, my patients also prefer implants because:
- They look natural. The prosthetic teeth used in dental implants are customized to blend perfectly with the rest of your smile.
- They give you the freedom to eat what you want. Since implants are permanent, they won’t budge when you eat your favorite foods. Fresh corn on the cob, anyone?
- They are easy to clean. No soaking overnight, no scrubbing dental adhesives away; simply brush and floss as you would with your other teeth and go about your day.
- They last. Implants typically last 12-15 years before everyday wear and tear require them to be replaced. Those who practice prescribed dental hygiene methods, however, sometimes keep their original implants beyond 15 years.
Losing a tooth doesn’t have to mean a lifetime of confinement. Implants will allow you to delight in social interactions, enjoy open-mouthed laughter, and indulge in your favorite foods with friends and loved ones. The only way to know if you’re a candidate is to come in for a consultation. Contact my office to schedule an appointment when you’re ready to learn more. We look forward to seeing you.