When you are tired of moving your tongue around only to feel an annoying gap in your mouth, tired of trying to keep that area of the mouth clean, and tired of not showing all of your teeth during family photos, then it is time to finally replace your missing tooth. A dental implant is the closest thing to a real tooth, and when you decide to have dental implants placed, you can be confident that you can enjoy your new “tooth” for life.
A dental implant is the closest thing to a real tooth, and when you decide to have dental implants placed, you can be confident that you can enjoy your new “tooth” for life.
The teeth are intended to be permanent, so when you lose one, you essentially are losing an important part of who you are. This is especially true today when taking photos is as easy as the click of a smartphone or when a confident smile can help you to claim a much-needed sale when pitching a product to customers. However, just because you have lost a tooth doesn’t mean you are forced to endure permanent self-consciousness or resort to unreliable tooth-replacement options.
Dental implants can last a lifetime. A dental implant acts like a real tooth in that its components resemble those of an actual tooth. First, you have the actual implant, which looks like a screw and is made out of titanium. When it is placed in your jawbone, it is extremely stable. Then, an abutment piece is attached to the screw to serve as a connecting piece between the screw and a tooth-like cap, called a crown.
In order to maintain your dental implant for life, you must care for it. For instance, you need to brush and floss diligently and regularly. In addition, you have to maintain your regular dental cleanings in order to keep your gums as healthy as possible around the dental implant. Get in touch with our dental team today to learn more about how you can get your confident smile back and keep it for the rest of your life with a dental implant.