Losing teeth can be a distressing blow to our confidence and self-image. Tooth loss is devastating for our oral health as well. This is why it is important to review your tooth replacement options with an oral healthcare provider as quickly as possible.
Our implant dentist is experienced at replacing teeth with dental implants. A dental implant is a biocompatible prosthetic that replaces the roots of teeth and secures lifelike restorations or prosthetics to replace all of a missing tooth’s structure.
How Dental Implants Work
Dental implants are an incredibly unique method for replacing lost teeth. These prosthetics are the only tooth replacement option that addresses the loss of the root systems of teeth.
By embedding a titanium, screw-shaped prosthetic into the jawbone, our implant dentist can effectively replace the roots of teeth and provide a stable base for securing natural looking crowns or bridges. Even dentures can be anchored by implants when multiple dental implants are placed throughout the jawbone.
Implants are small in diameter and feature abutments to which prosthetics and restorations can be attached. Once the jawbone fuses to the implant’s titanium structure, patients can receive their permanent restoration or prosthetic to fill in the biting surfaces of teeth.
Benefits of Implant Dentistry
Implant dentistry provides a biocompatible, long-lasting alternative to biological teeth. Titanium is a metal that the body will not reject as a foreign object. Since implants are embedded into the jaw, they help reduce the likelihood of bone deterioration after tooth loss. This is beneficial for maintaining a youthful appearance and protecting the livelihood of biological teeth or other implants.
Once dental implants are stable and their restorations/prosthetics are attached, patients enjoy a restoration of oral function. For example, eating foods like a chewy bagel or a steak aren’t off-limits to those who have implants.
Implants help maintain a beautiful aesthetic when natural looking materials like porcelain are used to fabricate crowns and bridges.
For more information, call the office of Dr. Philip Kozlow to reserve a tooth loss consultation with our experienced team.