If you’re an adult, losing a tooth can have a dramatic impact on your life.
Tooth loss can occur for any number of reasons, including tooth decay, periodontal disease, or an accident that involves facial trauma. Whatever the cause, the result is the same. Just one missing tooth can damage your self-confidence, make it difficult to chew comfortably, and even affect your ability to speak clearly.
Implant dentistry at Thomas Family Dentistry offers a solution for those with one or more missing teeth.
A dental implant is a stable, permanent replacement that feels and works like a natural tooth. We can pair dental implants with dental restorations like crowns, a bridge, or a denture that’s customized to meet your tooth replacement needs.
How Dental Implants Work
A dental implant is basically an artificial tooth that replaces both the crown and the root of a missing tooth. A small titanium post forms the base of the implant and serves as the artificial "root" of the tooth.
After the implant is placed in your jaw, it’s allowed to heal for several months. During this time, the implant integrates with the bone. This creates a solid foundation in your gum and jawbone that serves as an anchor for the restoration attached to it.
Benefits of Tooth Replacement with Implants
Replacing missing teeth with dental implants offers many benefits. Most noticeably, dental implants dramatically restore the beauty of your smile. They also improve the function of the rest of your teeth and help protect your overall oral health.
When a tooth is not replaced, the remaining natural teeth will shift over time, causing uneven wear. Also, without a natural root to stimulate growth, the jawbone will start to deteriorate.
Ensure Your Peace of Mind with Stable Dentures
One concern people have with the idea of dentures is the prospect of embarrassing accidents when a denture drops or slips out of place. Dental adhesives are somewhat effective, but they can’t come close to the effectiveness of dental implants, which are permanently placed in your jaw then secured to your denture.
All-on-4 dentures use four or more implants strategically placed along the jaw line. Your denture will be made with snaps that attach securely to the denture. Imagine never having to worry about the embarrassment of a runaway denture again!
We’re with You from Start to Finish
At Thomas Family Dentistry, we’re pleased to do all our implant placement right here in our Hermitage dental office.
Dr. Noelle Peters has received additional training in the placement of dental implants and will handle your entire procedure, from placement of the implant to placement of your final restoration. You don’t have to run from one specialist to another, and all your work will be handled by a qualified team of friendly professionals you know and trust.
Ready to Learn More?
If you’ve wondered about dental implants and whether or not they’re right for you, please give our office a call. We will be happy to arrange a convenient consultation with Dr. Peters to discuss implants as well as our other tooth replacement options.