Benefits of Dental Implants
Losing a tooth can happen to anyone, but it can hinder daily activities such as eating, chewing, and smiling in the long term. Having lost some of your adult teeth, though, does not mean that you have to stay edentulous. For those of you that have one or more missing teeth, a dental implant could serve as a near-perfect replacement. Our team at Implant & Periodontal Associates NW in Richland is ready to help you bring your confidence back again.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are prosthetic pieces used as a replacement for the missing or damaged teeth of a patient. During an implant procedure, we insert a titanium screw into the jawbone, so it can act as the root where we will place a denture or crown. Adult teeth never grow back, but a dental implant can look and function like them, making it possible to recover the smile of a patient. An implant can last a lifetime if taken care of properly.
Smile with Confidence Again
Have you ever stopped yourself from smiling before because of a gap between your teeth? We often place dental implants in patients for aesthetic purposes. As we fix the little imperfections on your smile and restore your denture, you will find yourself facing people with confidence again. Here in our office, we recognize how smiles are a crucial part of your overall presentation.
Bring Back Your Way of Eating
Missing teeth can change the way you eat by limiting your biting and chewing abilities. The titanium root of an implant is just as strong as that of a natural tooth, so it will put an end to this problem and let you enjoy your food again without any struggles.
Improved Speech and Comfort
With poor teeth structures caused by edentulous areas in your mouth, you may have experienced hearing your words sounding like a mumble. A dental implant can fix this and make your speech more clear and understandable. Having your lost teeth replaced with new ones can save you from stress and give you comfort knowing you can speak as you used to.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
We customize the dental implant procedure depending on the needs of a patient. Patients may get a single tooth dental implant if needed, or a multiple teeth dental implant treatment if they need to fill an edentulous gap. Some patients may benefit from the All-on-4® Treatment Concept, as well. In some cases, if you have broken or decaying teeth that could pose a risk to repair, then removing them in favor of an implant can be the best answer.
The most important factor when deciding whether you can get dental implants or not is your jawbone volume. We can use a bone graft to stimulate regrowth on a weak jawbone that cannot support implants.
Advantages of Having Dental Implants
Missing teeth that leave an empty space that can cause the jawbone to deteriorate. Dental implants can prevent this from happening and avoid cases of gum disease. Dental implants behave like natural teeth and can last a lifetime, bringing back your confidence and letting you smile like before. To learn more and see if you can benefit from dental implants, please contact us at (509) 542-9111 and see our team at Implant & Periodontal Associates NW in Richland today.