Much like bridges, dental implants are artificial teeth replacements used to counter tooth loss. A tooth implant is commonly made of a titanium material screw and a tooth crown. The titanium material screw is placed into the jawbone and then the artificial tooth attaches to the screw.
Although you have a number of restorative options for the treatment of missing teeth, dental implants are stronger and more durable than dental bridges or dentures.
One may think, “So? I’m missing a tooth. No big deal, right?” Wrong. Here is what will happen if you don’t get that empty space fixed. Your teeth will most definitely shift. Shifting teeth may cause additional teeth to decay and eventually fall out.
Now you’re thinking, “Oh… Wow. I don’t want that!” So what is the tooth implant process? The dentist will insert a titanium screw into the space where the missing tooth is. Then, they will add a permanent artificial tooth to the top of that screw. The dental implant surgery will alleviate any worries about your teeth falling out.
Contact our Neighborhood Dental office on W. 39th Street in Sioux Falls to schedule and discuss affordable dental implants today. Our W. 39th Street dentist office is tucked in right next to the HyVee on S. Minnesota Avenue.
229 W. 39th Street | Sioux Falls, SD 57105 | 605-338-2251