Did you know that there’s an alternative to dentures? Dental implants are a comfortable solution to missing teeth. They fit permanently in your mouth and won’t slip and slide like dentures can. If dentures just aren’t working for you, implants may be the answer. Read this blog post to learn more about this amazing restorative dentistry treatment!
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root capped with a realistic-looking dental crown. Much like a screw, the biocompatible titanium implant is inserted into the jaw bone, fusing with the bone to create a permanent bond. Once the implant site has healed, an abutment is used to attach a custom-crafted crown to the implant. The result is a natural artificial tooth that fits seamlessly in with the rest of the smile. Implants are strong and durable, a long lasting solution to a missing tooth that won’t budge for years, even decades, to come.
How Do Implants Compare to Dentures?
Implants are a popular solution to missing teeth for good reason! These days, high quality dentures are available, but a dental adhesive is still necessary unless you get implant-supported dentures. Dentures also require special cleansing and maitenance, and can make for an embarrassing moment if they don't stay put. On the other hand, dental implants can be cleaned normally like your natural teeth and stay put if you keep your gums healthy. Not only that, but implants look and feel natural, and they offer the added benefit of helping to maintain the health and shape of the jaw by preventing bone loss.
Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants at Pleasant Plains Dental
Dental implants are a versatile solution that can fix your smile in the wake of accident or decay. If dental implants have piqued your interest, set up a consultation here at Pleasant Plains Dental. Dr. Ernst will walk you through your options and let you know if you’re a candidate for this procedure. If it’s a go, we’re here to complete the process for you from start to finish, making the process easy for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!