How to Know When a Dental Implant is Right for You
Living with missing teeth can take a toll on your quality of life. Studies have been conducted that indicate tooth loss impacts even simple actions like eating, speaking, smiling and the most basic emotions like your confidence.
Of course, missing teeth affect your oral health as well. Neighboring teeth gravitate toward the gap in your smile and lead to alignment problems and destructive habits like bruxism (teeth grinding). With no tooth root to stimulate its growth, your jawbone can deteriorate and lead to gum and bone loss, which can also change the contours of your face.
Why You Should Consider a Dental Implant
None of this sounds pleasant, does it? Fortunately, however, today we have tooth replacement options that eliminate these issues and give you the confidence and freedom to enjoy life to its fullest again.
Dental implants have given millions of people a reason to smile again. Unlike a bridge or denture that sits on top of your gums, a dental implant is a small titanium post that is surgically placed in your jaw and left to heal for several months.
During this time, a process called osseointegration occurs, where the post fuses with surrounding bone and tissue and becomes a permanent part of your dental structure. After healing, a restoration like a crown, bridge, or denture will be added to restore form and function.
Reasons to choose a dental implant:
- You want a tooth replacement that supports your oral health
- You’re getting dentures and don’t want them to shift and move
- You want a long-term solution that restores function and appearance
Please Call Cook Family Dental
Avoiding tooth loss by being conscientious about oral hygiene and routine exams and cleanings are essential for a whole, healthy smile. But if you are considering dental implants in Birmingham as an option for tooth replacement, please call us to arrange a commitment-free consultation. Dr. Aaron Cook will present all your options, explain the benefits of each, and help you make an informed decision.