A dental implant is a great option if you are missing a tooth. It has many benefits, both for your quality of life and for your oral health. Here is some more information about dental implants and how they can be beneficial for you!
What Is a Dental Implant?
There are three parts to a dental implant. The post, which is made of titanium, is placed into the bone socket of the missing tooth. After a few months, the post and the jawbone fuse together; the post acts like your new tooth’s roots to secure your tooth. An abutment is attached to the post, and your new tooth is attached to that.
Why Consider an Implant?
It does take time for the post and the jawbone to fuse together, but this is about the only downside to implants. The many benefits include:
- The way they look. Implants look just like your natural teeth – no one will even know that tooth isn’t natural.
- The way they feel. Once the process is complete, your new tooth will feel just like your other teeth, and you won’t even notice the difference. You don’t have to deal with dentures, another option for missing teeth, which often don’t fit as well as they should and can cause problems when trying to eat or speak.
- They are easy to take care of. Again, compared with dentures – which can require adhesives to keep them in place and extra effort to keep clean – dental implants don’t require any extra effort. You simply brush and floss just as you would your natural teeth.
- They are good for your oral health. Having a “new tooth” that is fused to your jawbone stimulates the jawbone to create new bone mass, which keeps the jawbone healthy. Replacing a missing tooth will also help to ensure that your other teeth don’t move around, which is bad for your oral health.
Of course, another benefit of dental implants is the amazing smile you’ll have. If you are missing a tooth, contact Pound Ridge Cosmetic Dentistry in Pound Ridge, New York, for a dental implant consultation. Call 914-468-4759 for an appointment today!