It’s a sad fact, but most adults will lose a tooth at some time in their lives either to accident or disease. Removable dentures and fixed bridges are always available of course, but many patients are now choosing implants as a means of tooth replacement because of their stability and natural appearance.
Implant dentistry can be made simple
Advances in implant dentistry are making the choice easier for many patients. How does an implant work? An anchor, which has often been specially treated with a material that helps bone adhere to it, is placed into the jawbone. The anchor is then left alone for three to six months, allowing bone to grow around, ensuring it is permanently attached. An artificial tooth is then attached to the secured anchor. Implants are now providing a lifelike and secure alternative to natural teeth for thousands of patients. But you do need to be in good health, and be committed to a meticulous oral hygiene regimen and regular dental visits. Sometimes patients are concerned about what might seem to be a complicated procedure, however improved techniques have greatly simplified implant technology.
If you want to replace a tooth or removable appliance, please come in and talk to us. Implant dentistry can be made simple, and the majority of our patients can use artificial teeth easily with implants for support. And remember … there’s no age limit to looking good!