If you need to have a tooth pulled, or have a tooth that was badly injured, ask your dentist in about dental implants. A dental implant is a revolutionary tooth replacement solution that looks - and feels - just like natural teeth.
Ask Your Dentist About the Benefits of Implants Bridges and dentures sit on top of your gums, which can be painful, and can require routine fittings to maintain a proper bite. A dental implant offers a permanent solution. During dental implant surgery, dentists insert a post (similar to your tooth's root) through your gums and into your jawbone. Once the bone has healed sufficiently, they will attach a custom-made crown to the post.
The crown will be specially made to match the size and shape of your original tooth, or to match the surrounding teeth in shape, size, and color, so that it looks perfectly natural. Other benefits of dental implants include:
- They don't have to be removed when you eat
- You can brush/floss just like normal
- Feel free to eat whatever you want
- They are extremely low maintenance
Get Dental Implants Before It's Too Late! If you're missing a tooth, dentists advise the sooner you get your dental implants, the better. Once natural teeth have been pulled, damaged or knocked out, your gums and jawbone begin to recede. If the gum and bone tissue recedes too much, it can be too late for implants to be properly sealed into the jawbone.
Your Dentist Can Give You the Smile You've Always Wanted One of the best things about dental implants is that they can be custom made to the size/shape you want. Your dentist can use implants and veneers to customize your teeth, and can whiten them as well.
Once you get your implants, you won't be able to stop smiling!
About the Author Dr. Steffany Mohan is the owner of Plaza Dental Group and is a leading dentist in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Mohan is an expert in implant, pediatric and cosmetic dentistry, is Invisalign certified and has gained a reputation of excellence in the dentistry community. Google+