If you are missing one or more teeth, you are not alone.
More than 178 million people in America are missing at least one tooth, and this number is expected to rise over the next 20 years.
Whether you’re missing teeth due to tooth decay, gum disease, injury, genetics, or a variety of other reasons, there is a solution.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots made of titanium. An implant provides a strong and sturdy foundation for your replacement teeth, whether you and your dentist choose crowns, bridges, or dentures.
Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth or all of your teeth.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
The first step of the implant process is to surgically insert titanium screws into your jawbone. If necessary, you may need to have damaged teeth removed before this step can take place.
Once the screws are in place, you’ll need time to heal. This allows the titanium to fuse with your jawbone, and is a process that generally takes [amount of time]. The healing process may also include a diet of soft foods, and pain medication as needed.
After your jaw has healed, you’ll return to the dentist so that she can place custom-fitted crowns or bridges depending on the number of affected teeth. Removable dentures are also an option.
Who Can Get Dental Implants?
Dental implants are suitable for patients who are missing teeth due to tooth decay, gum disease, injury, or genetics, among other reasons.
If you find wearing dentures uncomfortable, or if you don’t want to impact your healthy teeth by installing a bridge, implants may be the ideal solution.
Implants are placed surgically, so it’s important that you’re in good overall health.
Why ChooseDental Implants?
There are countless benefits to choosing dental implants to replace your missing teeth, including:
Lack of discomfort
Greater ease of eating
Better overall oral health
If you’d like to explore getting dental implants, schedule a consultation with Dr. Giraldo to discuss how implants can restore your smile to good health.
Routine dental care is a key component of good health. To take control of your oral health, schedule an appointment with Dr. Andrea Giraldo.