What are Dental Implants?

Funny mature man with beautiful smileHaving one or more missing teeth can cause insecurity and embarrassment in social situations. If not properly addressed, missing teeth can also create a number of long term dental issues. Maybe you have just one missing tooth and are tired of wearing you “flipper,” or perhaps you are dealing with a full set of dentures, and miss eating the foods you love with confidence. No matter your personal situation, Pryor Family Dental is here to help you regain your confidence and smile with dental implants.

What Are Dental Implants?

Whether you have lost teeth due to periodontal disease, injury or accident, a lost tooth is more than just an embarrassment. Foods you once ate with confidence are now impossible to chew. You may feel stressed worrying that your dentures may slip out of place, or that you will have to discreetly remove your flipper in public to enjoy a meal. More seriously though, a missing tooth can create spacing issues and put stress on your surrounding teeth and gums. If more than one tooth is missing, the overall appearance of your face may be affected as well, because with multiple missing teeth, the risk for gum shrinkage can increase. Luckily, dental implants are available, and offer a permanent solution that will help you regain your smile.

A dental implant works as an artificial tooth root (usually made of titanium) that is affixed to your jaw. Once the implant is fused to your jawbone and healed, our trained team will then carefully adhere a replacement tooth or bridge to the implant. The best part of having dental implants is that they are permanent, allowing you to regain your confidence in both social situations and in eating the foods you love. Any worry about your artificial teeth falling out is removed because you know the implant is securely fused to your jawbone. Your new implant will look, feel, and perform like a natural tooth.

Dental implants are one of the easiest ways to permanently get your smile back. Call our team today to schedule your free consultation to see if dental implants are right for you.