If you are looking for an alternative to replace your missing teeth, do not overlook the benefits of dental implants. Although somewhat new to the dental scene, these teeth replacement options have helped hundreds of our patients recreate the smile that they once loved without the risk of bone loss. Dental implants are the only replacement option that will give you the same look as your own teeth as well as the function that you are used to having.
How Implants Work
Dental implants are different than dentures because they have a "root" that is secured in your mouth. This root is what gives the replacement tooth the stability necessary to chew, smile and talk with ease. With stronger replacement teeth, you can still enjoy your favorite foods, even the "chewy" foods that you would otherwise have to eliminate from your diet if you had dentures. The root of your implants is the first portion of the process and is allowed to be left to heal for a period of up to 6 months. This is to guarantee a solid surface to place the crown or partial denture that will serve as your "teeth" from here on out.
Of utmost benefit is the fact that you will not have to worry about a degenerating jawbone as a result of missing teeth. The replacement root of your dental implant will stimulate the jawbone, causing it to continue growing rather than absorbing back into your body. In the end, you are left with a healthy smile and the ability to enjoy your favorite foods! Call us today to learn more about dental implants at Woodyard Dental Care.