When you have a tooth that is missing or compromised, you’re probably thinking about how uncomfortable it can be to chew your food; or perhaps how embarrassing it is when you meet new clients. You may not even realize that your compromised tooth is also affecting your oral health. The good news is that dental implants in Sewell are an excellent solution for restoring both your oral health and your confidence, and here’s what you should know.
Missing Teeth and Oral Health
When you are missing a tooth, it affects more than just your self-esteem. The loss of your root causes your jawbone to begin to deteriorate, which leads to a host of issues such as:
- Lack of support for neighboring teeth
- Changes in the appearance of your face causing an older, more sunken look
Without a replacement tooth, your surrounding teeth begin to shift. This causes problems such as:
- Bite misalignment
- An increased risk of developing issues such as tooth decay or gum disease
These issues begin almost immediately after the loss of a tooth, so it really is important to replace your tooth as soon as you can.
How Dental Implants Help
Dental implants are unique in that they are the only tooth replacement option that also offer a replacement for your root. The implant is placed into your jawbone during a simple surgical procedure and because it is made of biocompatible titanium, it will naturally fuse and integrate with your bone over time. This creates the firm foundation needed to support your new tooth, or porcelain crown.
Your implant crown is made of high quality ceramic porcelain, and it’s designed to closely mimic your natural tooth in both form and aesthetics.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Besides protecting your oral health, dental implants offer a number of other benefits that truly make them the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. These are:
- Excellent longevity – implants can potentially last a lifetime with consistent home care and regular checkups with your dentist.
- The look, feel, and function of a natural tooth
- A smart long term investment
If you’re wondering if dental implants are right for your needs, your dentist in Sewell can determine this during a consultation where we will take x-rays of your teeth and bone and perform a thorough examination.
Call your dentist today to schedule your implant consultation!
About Connolly Aesthetic Family Dentistry
Dr. Christopher J. Connolly, Dr. John McCarty, and Dr. Christopher John Connolly are the talented team at Connolly Aesthetic Family Dentistry. These dentists combine their skills and knowledge to bring you cutting edge dentistry including comprehensive implant dentistry.
If you would like to contact Connolly Aesthetic Family Dentistry, we can be reached through our website or by calling 856-582-0090.