Dental Implants Offer a More Natural SmileFriday, June 17th, 2011, 12:09 pm
I realize that putting the words “dental implants” and “natural” together may not seem like it makes sense but it is a true statement for a number of reasons. It used to be that the only choice for replacing a missing tooth or teeth was a bridge or a partial denture. While these were fine methods for replacing that missing tooth they were far from natural in feel or in appearance. If you have had experience with either of these you know that your speaking and especially, your eating habits are greatly impacted.
Fast forward to 2011 and dental implants are the preferred tooth replacement method for most patients. A dental implant is a screw-like device that is placed in the bone where your old tooth used to be. Your bone bonds and grows around the implant anchoring it in place, just like a real tooth root. A special type of dental crown completes the process. The final product looks and feels just like your natural tooth. Eating and speaking will feel just like they did before the tooth loss.
The best way to find out if you are a candidate for dental implants is to ask your dentist. Dental implants can also be used to anchor complete set of dentures giving you a beautiful smile without the worry of slippage.
We will be happy to answer any of your questions about dental implants. Please contact our Toccoa office at 706-886-9439 today.