Much like bridges, dental implants are artificial teeth replacements used to counter tooth loss. A dental implant is commonly made of a titanium material screw and a 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 bridges or dentures.
One may think, “So? I’m missing a tooth. No big deal, right?” Wrong. Here is what will actually 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 how does the dentist go about fixing it? 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. No more worries about your teeth falling out and your problem has been solved.
Now that you’ve decided that a dental implant for you, give us a call today and schedule a consult.