Does your appearance suffer from one pesky missing tooth? Or do you experience difficulty while chewing some of your favorite foods because of that one tooth that would make things so much easier! Missing teeth can rain on a parade when it comes to enjoying basic things in everyday life, but luckily modern dentistry provides viable, long-term solutions for missing teeth!
How Can I Replace a Missing Tooth?
Losing a tooth can feel annoying. How could you possibly find something to replace it in both functionality and appearance? A great option, especially for single tooth replacement- dental implants can completely change the game for those suffering from broken smiles.
What Is a Dental Implant?
If you met someone with a dental implant, recognizing their 'artificial tooth' might seem impossible. Dental implants look and work like regular teeth. They provide a robust and long-lasting solution for missing teeth. The implant aspect of the procedure involves a small titanium screw placed through the gums and into the jawbone (this provides stimulation for growth and stability around the screw). Once the screw sets into the jaw and gums, a custom tooth crown fits on top of it to look and function like the other healthy teeth.
Why Should I Consider Dental Implants?
When replacing a single tooth, a dental implant offers unparalleled stability and incredible longevity that keeps your smile looking great and oral health in tip-top shape. Some benefits include:
- Implants do not shift around in the mouth
- Implants can contribute to good oral health
- A dental implant can increase confidence in social situations and overall self-esteem
- Dental implants can last much longer than other tooth replacement options with proper care and management.
Contact Our Dentist Office in Bridgeton, MO
Fixing your smile matters to us, and we do our best to maximize our patients' satisfaction with their cosmetic appearance and overall oral health. You can book an appointment with us online or give Dr. Kevin Burgdorf, DDS a call at (314) 291-9000. We look forward to restoring your smile!