What is a dental implant?
Dental implants are small cylindrical screws that fuse with your natural bone to create a stable foundation that replaces a missing tooth. Many dentists agree that dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth because they have some major health benefits:
Bone retention – When you lose a tooth, your bone may begin to deteriorate. The relationship between your teeth and bone keeps your bite stable. Since dental implants mimic your natural teeth, they help to retain the tooth-bone relationship.
Bite stability – Dental implant crowns fill the gap in your smile and prevent your other teeth from shifting. This can help to maintain the integrity of your bite and prevent misalignment or super eruption.
Esthetics – Dental implant crowns look natural and complement your smile.
Denture and bridge support – If you have multiple missing teeth, dental implants can work with dentistry such as dentures and fixed dental bridges to provide stability and give you more confidence.
If you have a missing tooth, Dr. Jonathan Gordon can describe the benefits of all of your tooth replacement options so you can make the best decision for your oral health, appearance, and comfort. Call us today to schedule an exam!