If you have one or more missing teeth, dental implants have the ability to vastly improve your quality of life. Preferred by dentists and patients of Alexandria, dental implants are among the best ways to replace missing teeth; restoring function, protecting health, and renewing the appearance of a damaged smile.
Dental implants are a direct replacement for the missing tooth and tooth root. Small man-made implants are surgically placed directly into the jawbone in the space left behind by the missing tooth. As they heal, the implants and jawbone will fuse, creating a solid foundation for your replacement tooth. Once this fusion is complete, an abutment will be placed on the implant, and Dr. Stone will design a custom crown to be attached to the abutment. The end result is a sturdy tooth or set of teeth that will look and feel as natural as the ones you were born with.
The reason dental implants are preferred is because of their likeness to the entire tooth structure, and their ability to preserve bone health. When a tooth is missing, so is the stability of the bone in the jaw, causing it to deteriorate and re-absorb over time. As this loss of bone progresses, facial features are put at risk and general health is compromised. Dental implants are the only tooth-replacement restoration that halts the bone deterioration process, mimicking the natural structure of the tooth and root.
Dental implants provide a solid foundation of support for new, permanent replacement teeth. They increase chewing ability, allowing you to eat what you want without discomfort. They also improve your appearance by filling in the spaces left behind by missing teeth, boosting self-esteem and giving you the opportunity to smile with confidence. With the added health benefits, dental implants are an extraordinary tooth replacement solution.
The benefits of dental implants can be life changing. If you or a loved one is suffering from the inconveniences of having one or more missing teeth, discuss tooth replacement options including dental implants with Alexandria dentist, Dr. Stone. Contact our office to schedule your consultation now.