If you have missing teeth and aren’t sure what treatment would be best for you, you are not alone. Many patients come to our office searching for treatment to replace missing teeth. The ideal treatment for you depends upon your unique situation, but many times dental implants offer the ideal solution. Why? Let’s look at the benefits they offer.
The Benefits of a Dental Implant
Composed of a titanium post that mimics the root of your tooth, an implant is used as the base for a final restoration that replaces your missing tooth. Implants can be used to replace individual teeth with a crown restoration or strategically placed to provide a base for bridges and other restorations. A dental implant provides the following benefits:
Natural look — The restoration placed upon the implant will be created to have a natural appearance and color that will fit well with surrounding teeth. You may forget which tooth is the implant!
Stability — The titanium post is set securely into your jaw bone so it will perform like a normal tooth — it will be unmovable when you eat or talk.
Long lifetime — When properly cared for, an implant can last a decade or more.
Saves bone and stops teeth from shifting — Once a tooth is removed, the bone around it begins to slowly deteriorate. Without the tooth to provide a boundary, adjacent teeth can drift and get out of alignment. Implants are known to promote bone growth where they are placed while providing a boundary that keeps adjacent teeth in place.
No extra maintenance — You care for your implant in the same manner you care for your other teeth. There are no additional procedures or special cleaning products required. Simply brush and floss every day and continue to keep your exam schedule with us.
No surrounding teeth are injured — We want to preserve your teeth whenever we can. Unlike some other treatment options, implants don’t involve modifications to adjacent teeth.
We Can Answer Your Questions
We are impressed with the benefits implants provide for our patients. However, successful dental implants depend upon a healthy oral environment and may not be the best option for each patient. Your examination would determine if they are the right solution for you.
If you are ready to discuss how to replace your missing teeth, and you are in the Brunswick, Georgia, area, call us today to schedule a consultation. We will find the solution that is best for you.