Do you have missing teeth? If so, it is imperative that you replace them. Missing teeth can make it harder to chew and eat and can affect your nutrition. Absent teeth can also weaken your bite leading to pain and discomfort. When you fail to replace these teeth, your jaw can shift. Even the slightest shift can make your face look years older.
Dental implants are a wonderful way to replace your missing teeth. And, when adequately taken care of and maintained, your implants can last a lifetime.
What Is a Dental Implant?
An implant is a fabricated tooth constructed of porcelain and metal that looks just like a natural tooth. Implants are composed of two parts. The first part is the titanium implant body that takes on the role of the missing root. The second part is the crown. Cemented onto the top of the implant, this part looks and performs just like a natural tooth. It’s actually pretty cool when you think about it!
Many of our patients are concerned that others will be able to notice that they have an artificial tooth. Let us put your worries at ease. With regular periodontal treatment, no one will ever guess that you have a replacement tooth. So, smile with pride and confidence. No one will ever know your little secret.
Other Purposes for Implants
We also use implants to anchor dentures, especially lower dentures, which have a tendency to shift when talking or chewing. If you are ready to take the next step toward improving your smile and preserving your bite, give the dental professionals at Brandywine Dental Services Group in Glen Mills, PA, a call today to schedule a consultation.