If you’ve ever lost a tooth, you may feel discouraged that you can never get the natural-looking smile you love back. You are just like millions of Americans who have lost a tooth to poor hygiene, injury or decay. Fortunately, there is a treatment option offered by Dr. Gordon that allows you to have your beautiful smile back in just a few steps.
How Implants Work
Dental implants are tiny titanium rods that integrate with the jawbone over time. Once they have merged together, the implant functions exactly as the natural root would. It will stimulate the bone to grow and ensure that the jawbone is solid and protected over time.
Once the healing process is done, an abutment is placed in the gums just above the implant. This abutment holds the crown in place. The crown is custom-made, and you can choose the color to ensure that it matches your remaining teeth.
Because the implant is placed directly into your jawbone, it doesn’t move when you are eating or speaking. Rather the implant stays exactly where it is and requires no additional care. Implants that are placed properly and cared for correctly will often last a lifetime. Once an implant is placed, you can almost forget you were ever missing a tooth.
Implants don’t require any special care. They simply need to be brushed twice a day and flossed once a day, along with regular exams and cleanings at a dentist’s office. If you take care of your implants, they will look exactly like your normal teeth do and your smile will look natural, bright and white.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you need to replace missing teeth and want a treatment plan that allows you to keep a natural-looking smile without the hassles often associated with dentures, implants may be right for you.
To learn more about the process, the cost and the treatment, schedule an appointment at Gordon Dental today.