One of the most common options to replace a missing tooth is with a dental implant.
When a tooth is lost, the bone that used to support it disappears quickly. This leads to:
- shifting teeth
- tooth trauma and periodontal disease
- aging of facial features and unnatural gums around a future tooth replacement
- lack of bone support for future tooth replacement
Dental implants act like artificial roots that can be permanently placed in the patient’s jaw bone. As the gum tissue and bone grow around the dental implant, they become a permanent anchor. A natural-looking porcelain crown will be custom made giving our patients a beautifully finished result that is attractive, yet helps improve chewing, maintain bone and prevent teeth from changing positions. Dental implants can even prevent future problems with a patient’s bit.
Dental implants offer a permanent replacement for missing teeth and an effective solution that will look and feel as natural as your original teeth.
Gone are the days of looking older than necessary because of a sagging jawline due to one or more missing teeth. (And dentures are no longer the only option!) And a dental implant cost may be far less than you expect.
Schedule a consultation with an implant expert at the offices of Thomas L. Anderson, DDS and Associates to see if you are a candidate for dental implant technology. It might be the perfect remedy to preserve a youthful appearance and restore the function of your bite.