Losing a tooth is devastating to your self-esteem. While you suffer from a decrease in your confidence, you also lose your ability to eat many of your favorite foods. To restore the aesthetics of your smile, you have tried conventional tooth replacement treatments, like a bridge, but you still cannot eat what you like. You are not out of options. You can rebuild a healthy, functional smile with the help of your implant dentist. Dental implants can give you added security to enjoy your favorite foods again.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants have become the preferred treatment for missing teeth because they closely look and feel natural. Unlike any other dental prosthetic, they replace both the root and the crown of your tooth. A biocompatible, titanium implant post is surgically placed into your jawbone to act as a new root. An abutment is connected to the post to attach a custom-made crown. Whether you are missing one tooth, several teeth, or an entire arch, dental implants can complete your smile.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
By replacing the root of the tooth, dental implants provide unmatched benefits when compared to conventional treatments. The implant post stimulates your jaw to encourage new bone growth. This not only improves the density of your jaw, but it also allows the post and your bone to fuse together.
This provides a stable foundation for your replacement tooth. In fact, you can restore as much as 70% of your biting force. Now, you no longer need to worry about avoiding your favorite foods or dealing with slipping or irritation.
Since your jawbone fuses to the post, you also enjoy a treatment that can last for a lifetime. Due to several advancements over the years, dental implants now provide over a 95% success rate. You can make a long-term investment in your quality of life and your oral health.
How Can I Replace My Missing Teeth?
If you have good oral and general health, you are often a candidate for dental implants. A CT scan is used to pinpoint the ideal location for your posts. The number of teeth you are replacing determines how many posts are needed.
- Single Tooth: An implant post, an abutment, and a dental crown can fill the empty space.
- Implant-Supported Bridge: 1 to 3 consecutive missing teeth can be replaced using a bridge, which is anchored to your jawbone using 1 to 2 implant posts.
- Implant-Retained Dentures: Your denture is secured to your jawbone using an average of 4 posts.
Get Your Teeth Back Today!
Now, you can benefit from the next best thing to your natural teeth with dental implants. You can fill the empty spaces in your smile to revitalize your oral functions and your self-esteem.
About Bethel Dental
Bethel Dental believes a healthy smile starts here. We provide cutting-edge services to improve your quality of life and your oral health. We can replace your missing teeth with dental implants. If you are ready to invest in your smile, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.