Dental Implants Can Help Restore Your Smile & Confidence
If you lose a tooth, a dental implant is a viable option that can restore function to your mouth. It has excellent stability because it is implanted right into the jawbone. At Athol Family Dentists, we know that dental implants act as an anchor for a replacement crown or bridge, and can improve your oral health while creating the appearance of a full set of teeth.
Single Tooth Implants
If you’re missing one tooth, your dentist can place a single implant, which won’t affect the surrounding teeth. After placing the implant, your dentist can attach a crown to it to give the appearance of a natural tooth. There are several reasons why you could benefit from a single tooth implant:
- To improve your speech, which may have been affected by a missing tooth
- To improve chewing, if you’re missing a molar
- To prevent the shifting of your surrounding teeth
- To stop the surrounding teeth from becoming loose
- To prevent facial sagging that can occur from missing teeth.
If you’re missing more than one tooth, an implant-supported bridge might be the best option for you. An implant-supported bridge uses implants in the outer spaces where your natural teeth used to be. They hold one or more crowns in the middle to fill the entire space. This supports the other teeth and gives the appearance of a full smile.
If you’re missing all of your teeth, implants can provide a solution. Your dentist can place implants that fuse to your jaw and provide a strong base to attach your dentures to. A few implants can support an entire set of top or bottom teeth that allow you to chew and bite comfortably.
Curious about implants and whether they’re right for you? Call Athol Family Dentistry today!