Having a beautiful smile means having a complete one. When a person is missing some of their natural teeth, they can feel embarrassed to smile at others. Thankfully, the dentist now offers options for tooth replacement, including Dental Implant Services. With these services, a patient’s smile can be made whole so they can regain their confidence and feel like smiling at the world.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
In the past, the only option for tooth replacement was a partial or a bridge. This temporarily replaced the missing tooth and made the smile look more pleasing to the eye. Unfortunately, the results were not permanent and did not always hold up well, needing to be replaced after a few years. Now, there are Dental Implant Services. Dental implants permanently replace missing teeth so the implant becomes a natural part of a person’s smile.
Dental implants look as natural as human teeth and allow a person to eat a wide array of foods without trouble. Dental implants can be put in place anywhere there are missing teeth in the smile so it can be made complete. Once the implant is in place, it is considered a permanent replacement for the missing tooth.
What are the Parts of a Dental Implant
There are three parts to every dental implant. The first and most important part is the titanium base that acts as the tooth root of the prosthetic. This is implanted into the jawbone and left in place so bonding can take place between the metal and bone tissue.
Once the implant base has been put in place, the dentist will place an abutment on top of the titanium base. The abutment can be made of different materials and allows the prosthetic tooth and implant base to be joined.
Finally, the prosthetic tooth is put in place. This is the only visible portion of the implant once all three of the pieces are joined. Once in place, the look is completely natural and beautiful.
If you are tired of having an incomplete smile, contact the office of Robert S. Ogden DDS PA. Call today so your consultation can be scheduled.