We all want to maintain strong and healthy smiles for years to come. However, sometimes unexpected dental issues can put oral health at risk. Tooth loss can be devastating for a patient—both aesthetically and in terms of the health and functionality of the patient’s smile. It is so important for dental patients to seek prompt treatment for tooth loss; the sooner that you’re able to replace a tooth, the less likely you are to suffer from secondary dental damage.
Our Saint Louis dental implant dentists are here to give you more information about the benefits of these stand-alone replacement teeth. Keep reading to learn more!
Dental implants are unique in the world of restorative dentistry in that they do not simply replace the visible crown of the patient’s missing tooth; dental implant replace the tooth root as well. Every dental implant has a titanium screw or post that extends into the patient’s jawbone. Because this titanium root fills the space where the natural tooth root used to sit, it helps to prevent your natural teeth from shifting, and it lessens your risk of suffering from jawbone deterioration.
Once your titanium implant root is in place, it will start to bond with the patient’s natural jawbone tissue. As you would imagine, this helps to ensure a stable and secure replacement tooth for the patient.
The implant root is capped with connector piece called an abutment, and then a customized restoration. The restoration is shaped, sized, and shaded to look natural for the individual patient. The result is a replacement tooth that is truly indistinguishable from the patient’s natural smile.
With dental implants, you can regain a whole, healthy, and attractive smile. The permanent results that dental implants deliver are truly second to none. Give our Saint Louis dental implant dentists a call to learn more about all of your tooth replacement treatments, including individual implants. We look forward to speaking with you!