If you have missing teeth, or if you’re faced with tooth loss due to gum disease or damage to your teeth, there are options available for you to help keep your smile looking and functioning at its best.
Removable partial and full dentures and fixed bridges are common restorative solutions for tooth loss, but each option does have drawbacks. More and more people are turning to dental implants as an alternative to these types of prosthetic appliances, and Collins and Lowery DDS in Pembroke and Lumberton can help you determine if they are the right solution for you.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants are used to replace teeth that have been lost or badly damaged. We refer to dental implants as a permanent tooth replacement because they are designed to work just like a natural tooth. A dental implant is a small post that is placed in your jaw and actually creates a replacement root.
This tiny replacement root does the job of a natural root, creating a placeholder that prevents surrounding teeth from moving. After the implant is secure in your jaw, one of our doctors will attach a dental crown to it. When the process is finished, the result is a tooth that not only looks and feels real, but also improves your oral health.
Reasons For Dental Implants
Tooth loss can pose many problems. In addition to the aesthetic effects, gaps in the teeth can change the alignment of the jaw and other healthy teeth. Over time, this can lead to severe pain that makes it difficult to open your mouth mouth and chew. When a tooth is missing, the surrounding teeth will start to move into the empty space. This creates a domino effect, causing the rest of your teeth to become misaligned, which can lead to other oral health problems. Missing teeth also make it difficult to eat and speak properly. Even if you do not develop severe misalignment, you may find it more difficult to enjoy the foods you love with missing or badly damaged teeth. If you’ve been living with missing teeth, you may be used to the feeling, but it’s not necessary, and it’s really not healthy.
With dental implants and the expertise of our professional cosmetic dentistry team in Pembroke, we can replace your missing teeth and restore your smile to its natural beauty. Your new dental implant will allow you to once again eat and speak with confidence. Best of all, your new tooth will blend in perfectly, and no one will ever suspect that it’s not your own!
Consistent Professional Care
You don’t have to run around town visiting different specialists to have the procedure completed because, at our Pembroke dental offices, our dentists handle the entire dental implant process from start to finish. This makes the process much more convenient for you and also ensures that your treatment will be handled by a team of professionals you know and trust.
Our dentists have specialized training in placing dental implants, and they stay current with the most recent advances in dentistry. We use only the latest digital technology that provides us with 3-D images of your jaw and assists us with placement of your implant. You can be confident that you will always receive the highest standard of dental care available.
Please Contact Our Pembroke Dental Office
Being limited to eating certain foods and the embarrassment of clicking or slipping dentures often lead them to ask if there is an alternative. We know that having a dental implant placed is a big decision. You can be sure that we will take all the time necessary to explain the process thoroughly and answer all your questions. Dental implants are a permanent solution to replacing one or multiple missing teeth. Whether you need one or more dental implants, we invite you to get in touch with our Pembroke dental offices and we will be happy to arrange an appointment for a consultation.