When you lose a tooth or need one extracted, chances are you’ll experience other problems like discomfort when chewing, changes in appearance, and even changes in speech.
No one wants to lose teeth, but there are times when even the best oral care can’t prevent tooth loss. Fortunately, modern dentistry has a solution for permanent tooth replacement with dental implants.
Dental implants are one of the greatest advances we have seen in our profession. Implants solve many of the common problems associated with dentures and bridges. Unlike appliances (dentures and bridges), implants provide the comfort and utility of natural teeth. They also have the potential to last for a lifetime.
Today, we are fortunate to have a way to replace lost teeth. Tooth loss not only affects what we can eat and how easily we can smile, it may also affect the shape of our face. All of these aspects of tooth loss can severely affect our comfort and confidence.
The practice of implant dentistry is as much about art and experience as it is about science.
Many general dentists send patients to a special oral surgeon for implants. Some general dentists can provide full service dentistry including implants. Before choosing a dentist for your implants, do your research. Talk with friends about their experience with implants. Interview each dentist until you find one that you feel is right for you.
If you’re thinking about implants for you or someone in your family, give us a call to let us help evaluate your options.