Missing teeth can be embarrassing and affect your self esteem. Fortunately, there are several options you could consider using to address a missing tooth, and each dental restoration offers a number of benefits you should know about. Here is some basic information about dental implants.
Like most restorations, dental implants are designed to look and function like your natural teeth do. Dental implants are also extremely durable. In fact, they can last a lifetime if they’re cared for well. But even if implants are damaged, they’re generally easy to repair.
Another benefit of implants is the fact that they are drilled into the jawbone itself. This may seem uncomfortable, but implants are actually sturdier because they fuse to the jaw. Having an implant placed in the jaw also stimulates jaw bone growth, which actually prevents your jaw bone from deteriorating. If you decide that an implant is right for you, you’ll still need to clean your teeth regularly, and you should avoid tobacco products.
Once your implant has been placed, you’ll be able to chew and eat comfortably again. Because your implant is secured to your jawbone, it should be extremely sturdy. You should also be able to easily make sounds that may have been difficult to pronounce properly before.
If you’re interested in learning more about dental implants, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 912-354-9541. Dr. Groover and our team will be happy to help you decide on the restoration option that best meets your needs. We look forward to hearing from you soon!