Having a missing tooth or teeth may cause problems when eating or speaking, and can be damaging to the health of your mouth and body. In the past, dentures and bridges were among the only ways to replace missing teeth. However advanced technology provides Dr. Gile a way to replace teeth with benefits that far exceed the other options available.
When a tooth is missing, the jawbone lacks the support it needs to stay strong and healthy. Over time, the bone will begin to deteriorate, causing teeth to shift. This can lead to bite collapse. While traditional dentures and bridges can restore the natural appearance of the teeth and gum tissue, they are not able to provide the jawbone stability like a dental implant.
Dental implants restore appearance, function and protect bone health in a way that isn’t possible with other solutions. Ask Dr. Gile if dental implants are right for you.
A dental implant is a small titanium post that is surgically placed into the bone, replacing the root of a missing tooth. Once placed, the bone tissue fuses to the implant, creating an anchor for the new tooth. Depending on the case, the integration process can be complete in about four to nine months. During this time, Dr. Gile will have our skilled dental lab create a natural-looking dental crown to place on top of the post. The end result is a fully-functional restoration that is virtually identical to the original tooth.
There is no reason to live your life with a missing tooth! Advances in modern dentistry give us the ability to restore smiles with the most natural function and beauty. Contact Complete Dentistry to discuss the tooth replacement solution that’s best for you!