Missing teeth not only put your smile at risk, but they can also cause problems when it comes to your health. When you lose a tooth, the neighboring teeth may begin to shift and lean toward the gap in your smile. This can create problems with your bite, bone, gums, and your appearance.
Fortunately, dental science advancements provide a number of solutions for missing teeth. At Trinity Dental Care, we offer tooth replacement options to meet every lifestyle. Dentists agree that one of the best ways to replace a missing tooth is a dental implant.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants are small metal cylinders that we surgically implant into your bone. The implant will integrate with your natural bone and provide a foundation to support a porcelain implant crown. This integration, called osseointegration, can take up to several months depending on the location of your dental implant and your bite. In some cases, immediate placement is possible. We can discuss your estimated treatment times at your exam.
Once your dental implant heals, we will design a custom crown to complete your smile. Your crown will match your natural teeth and look so realistic, no one ever realizes it is a dental implant.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Aside from a beautiful smile, dental implants have many practical benefits:
Stability – Since your dental implant integrates with your bone, it offers a stable chewing surface that, with the proper care, will provide comfort and reliability.
Bone and sinus preservation – Your teeth and bone have a dependent relationship. When you lose a tooth, the root is no longer there to stimulate bone growth and your bone may begin to resorb because it is no longer needed. This can cause your teeth to shift and may cause additional tooth loss. Also, when your upper teeth are removed, your sinus may expand. Dental implants function as a replacement root and allow the bone to be retained and the sinus preserved.
Aesthetics – Not only do dental implants look like your natural teeth after restoration, they help maintain the shape of your face.
Convenience – You can care for your dental implants just like you would care for your natural teeth. Brushing, flossing, and routine dental appointments will help ensure the longevity of your dentistry. Conditions such as gum disease can jeopardize your dental implant and put your health at risk, so routine professional dental cleanings are necessary to maintain your health.
Will My Dental Implant Procedure Hurt?
Because dental anesthetic delivery and maintenance have come a long way, you should remain completely comfortable for your procedure. It is always our goal to provide high-quality, pain-free dental care for our patients. You will be no exception.
If you feel anxious about your appointment, we offer sedation to help you relax. We want your experience with us to be pleasant and comfortable.
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Dr. Labib, Ibrahim, and Pozzi look forward to helping you achieve your health and wellness goals with the exceptional dental care you deserve.
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