The gold standard for tooth replacement
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically inserted beneath the gum line, into the bone. Various tooth replacement options are available to attach to the implant including crowns, bridges, and dentures.
Missing one or more teeth can have negative consequences on not only the aesthetics of your smile but the health and function of your mouth. There are many benefits to choosing an implant over other tooth replacement options.
An implant is the best long-term value as they are a permanent solution for tooth replacement. Other options such as bridges and partials need to be replaced or redone over time. With proper care, an implant will last a lifetime.
Even the loss of one tooth causes the bone surrounding that area to be vulnerable to bone resorption, or bone loss. An implant stimulates and stabilizes the bone, maintaining the integrity and strength of the jaw.
3. More life-like
Partials and bridges fill a missing tooth gap with a pontic, or false tooth, that sits atop the gum tissue. But an implant, like a real tooth, is anchored into the bone so it functions and looks like your natural teeth.
4. Easy Maintenance
Since an implant is so similar to your natural teeth, there is no difference in caring for it with daily brushing and flossing. Implants never decay but are affected by gum disease so maintaining your regular hygiene visits are important in protecting your investment.
Call Willett Dental Associates in Columbia, MO at (573) 445-5300 to set up your same-day dental implant restoration appointment.