Your Best Bet for Tooth Replacement
If you’re missing teeth, you’re probably not enjoying life to its fullest. You may cover your mouth when you laugh, keep your mouth closed when you smile, and even avoid social situations. After all, it’s easier to stay inside than to be out and about where you have to worry about keeping others from seeing your gapped-tooth grin. Fortunately, Waterford Family Dental Care has a solution that will restore your smile and your confidence: dental implants.
Dental Implants 101
Implants are small metal posts that mimic the function of a natural tooth root. They are surgically placed beneath the gums where they eventually become fused with the jaw bone, providing unparalleled stability for the prosthetic tooth that is attached once the mouth has healed. Because implants are individually placed, they are effective for patients missing as few as one tooth or as many as a mouthful. In addition to providing stability, implants offer the following benefits:
- The ability to eat what you want. With other prosthetic options, fresh fruits and vegetables, tough meats, and anything excessively chewy are off limits, but because implants are individually placed and as stable as natural teeth, they can handle your favorite foods.
- They’re easy to care for. Simply brush and floss as you do every night and visit your dentist as recommended; no overnight soaking required.
- Improved comfort. Since implants are permanent, they won’t slip or slide around your mouth and irritate your gums.
- A new and improved self-image! No more concerns about your laugh, your smile, or speaking in front of other people!
Are You a Candidate?
The ideal implant candidate will have good overall health, ample jaw bone mass, and healthy gums. Another important requirement is the willingness to take care of your teeth. The only way to determine your candidacy for dental implants is to be evaluated by a dentist. If you live in or near Waterford, Michigan, we’d love to see your smile!