Dental Implants is your long term solution to missing teeth treatment! Your teeth play an important role in the daily health of your body. They allow you to properly chew your food to promote healthy and effective digestion of your meals. Your teeth, while being incredibly durable, are also susceptible to damages that can cause you to lose teeth. Once you’ve lost a tooth, you have a few options at your disposal. One of those options is to have a dental implant installed in the gap.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are fake teeth that are a permanent and cosmetically appealing way to fix gaps in your teeth due to lost or missing teeth. A lost tooth can happen in a myriad of different ways. A tooth can be knocked out of your mouth during an accident. You may also need to have a tooth extracted due to root damage or crown damage. Regardless of the reason that you find yourself with a missing tooth, a dental implant will replace your lost tooth while appearing as realistic as a genuine tooth.

Benefits Of Dental Implants

Since your dental implant is, in fact, a realistic replica of a tooth and not a genuine tooth, this provides it with immunity from cavities. Dental implants are installed deeply and professionally in your jaw, so you don’t have to worry about skipping your favorite foods due to the foods posing a risk to your implant. They also look like real teeth to provide you with a cosmetically symmetrical smile and to protect your privacy regarding your dental health. Dental implants are a great option for missing teeth due to the fact that they don’t harm the surrounding healthy teeth as fixed bridges tend to do. The best benefit of choosing a dental implant is that they will last you for the rest of your life if properly cared for.

Parts Of Dental Implants

The foundation of a dental implant is a titanium implant screw. This is drilled into your jaw bone to make the implant secure and stable. The next part of the implant is the abutment. This is located at the top of the implant screw and is used to connect the implant screw to the crown. The crown is the last part of the dental implant. It’s the false tooth that caps the implant.

Having dental implants installed sounds unpleasant. Luckily, at Southland Dental Care, we provide sedation for free with your dental implant surgery so you can rest easy and experience less pain. Feel free to call us to schedule a complimentary dental consultation today!