In our last post we talked about how missing teeth can change your smile. We mentioned that just one gap can result in misalignment, impaired functionality, and bone loss. But, if you have one or more missing teeth, there is hope. With a revolutionary solution like dental implants from our Juno Beach dental office, you can enjoy a smile that looks beautiful and feels completely natural again.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
As we explained last time, tooth roots have an important function. Besides anchoring your tooth to your jaw, they stimulate the growth of new bone tissue, keeping your jaw healthy and strong. When a root goes missing, though, the health of your jaw will suffer and further tooth loss may result.
Dental implants can help you avoid this. That’s because dental implants don’t just replace your missing tooth, they also replace your missing root. Using a prosthetic root made of titanium they can restore that tooth/root combination you lost when you lost your tooth.
Here’s what you can expect from a dental implant procedure. In the first phase, your titanium tooth root will be placed. How many implants you need will depend on your situation. If you’re just replacing one tooth, you’ll just need one implant. But if you’re having implant-retained dentures put in, you’ll need multiple roots to support your new smile.
The second stage involves the attachment of your new tooth (or teeth). This happens after your implant(s) and your jaw have had time to fuse. When there’s a strong enough foundation in place, your Juno Beach doctor will attach your teeth and your procedure will be finished. Afterwards, you can look forward to having a smile that functions just like a natural smile, with results that could last for the rest of your life.
Do you want to learn more about dental implants? Find out exactly what your options are by calling Juno Beach Restorative & Aesthetic Dentistry. During a consultation appointment, Dr. Duane Keuning or Dr. Greg Riley would be happy to help you put a treatment plan together.
Our Juno Beach office serves patients from North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Tequesta, and beyond.