Losing a tooth can be a distressing experience that not only affects your smile but also impacts your overall oral health. Thankfully, dental implants offer a long-term solution to replace missing teeth and restore both functionality and aesthetics.
At Family Dental Group, Nikhil Lavana, DMD and Archana Karkhanis-Lavana, DMD are here to restore your beautiful smile with dental implants that are long-lasting, sturdy, and natural-looking. We’ll help you understand why dental implants are the best option for replacing missing teeth so that you can make the best decision to support your dental health.
A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically inserted into the jawbone to replace a missing tooth root. It serves as a sturdy foundation for a prosthetic tooth or dental crown, restoring both the functionality and aesthetics of the smile.
Through a process called osseointegration, the implant fuses with the surrounding bone, providing stability and durability. Considered the gold standard for tooth replacement, dental implants closely mimic the look, feel, and function of natural teeth.
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants stand out as the best option for the following reasons:
Dental implants are custom-made to match the color, shape, and size of your existing teeth, ensuring a seamless and natural-looking smile.
Unlike dentures or bridges, dental implants are securely anchored in your jawbone, providing unmatched stability and comfort. They eliminate the worry of slipping or discomfort while eating or speaking.
Dental implants are built to last. Made from biocompatible materials, such as titanium, they integrate with your jawbone over time, forming a strong bond. With proper care, they can last a lifetime.
Dental implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss and maintaining its structure. This helps preserve your facial appearance and prevents the shifting of surrounding teeth.
Unlike traditional tooth-supported bridges, dental implants don't require altering or grinding down adjacent teeth. This means your natural teeth remain intact, promoting better long-term oral health.
While dental implants are a versatile and effective solution for many, certain factors need to be considered. Here are some key aspects that will help you assess your candidacy for dental implants:
Adequate jawbone strength is necessary for successful implant placement. Additional procedures, like bone grafting, may be required if there's significant bone loss.
Address any existing oral health issues, such as gum disease or tooth decay, before getting implants.
Certain medical conditions and habits like smoking can affect healing and implant success.
Regular oral care and maintenance are crucial for implant longevity.
If you’re ready to live a life where missing teeth no longer hold you back, dental implants might be the solution you’ve been searching for. To determine if you’re the right candidate, call us at the Family Dental Group or request an appointment online at our Gardner, Northborough, or Paxton, Massachusetts office today.