Have you ever caught yourself faking your smile just so that no one would see your missing tooth? Maybe the teeth around the hole are starting to become affected, shifting out of place or developing decay, where the other tooth should be. When our patients in Maplewood have an issue with lost teeth, one of the many ways we can use restorative dentistry to address the issue to implant dentistry. Here are a few dental implants facts to know:
Now that dental implants have been used for several decades, the process has become easy. The dental implants specialist only has to implant a titanium screw into the bone of your jaw, which fuses to the screw just like a real tooth root. Then, after the area has healed, your dentist just adds an abutment to the root, and attaches a dental crown. The process takes two appointments, usually.
The best buzz behind dental implants is that they can be made to look like anything. You can perfectly match your other teeth for a seamless look, and the tooth will function like a real tooth as well. The implant won’t be moving around the way dentures do, and you do not have to worry about professional settings. Unless you choose to reveal it, no one will know that you have a dental implant.
Do you have more questions about dental implants? Want to learn more dental implants facts? Call our office in Maplewood at 651-777-8900, or contact us online, to set up a consultation to find out more.