All About Dental
March 30, 2018
Losing a tooth when you’re a kid is fun because you have a visit from the Tooth Fairy to look forward to. When you’re an adult though, the novelty has worn off and missing teeth can actually be a concern. Our Armbrust Dental team encourages our patients with missing teeth (even if it’s only one!) to schedule a dental implants consultation with Dr. Henley.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are titanium posts that are inserted into the jawbone to function as a replacement root for the artificial tooth. Because dental implants are rooted in the bone, they provide a stable foundation for replacement teeth.
The term dental implant actually refers to the small titanium post that is inserted into the jawbone. A tooth restoration is the crown, bridge, or denture that attaches to the top of the implant. Once your bone has fused with the implant (a process that generally requires several months), Dr. Henley can begin the restoration of your missing tooth or teeth.
Why Titanium?Titanium is the material of choice for dental implants due to several characteristics; it resists corrosion and, best of all, it’s biocompatible, which means it can fuse with human bone.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Look, feel, and function like natural, healthy teeth
Replaces one or many missing teeth
Preserves face shape
Prevents bone loss and shifting of surrounding teeth
Requires no additional maintenance — brush and floss like normal
Long-lasting with proper care
Are Dental Implants Right for Me?
If you’re missing one or more teeth, the answer is probably yes! An ideal implant patient has good general and oral health. Since dental implants are in direct contact with the gums and jawbone, good gum and bone health is also vital. A candidate for dental implants must have adequate bone to support the post.
Schedule Your Consultation
The best way to find out for sure if dental implants are right for you is to schedule an implant consultation with Armbrust Dental. Contact us today to get started on this journey and achieve a smile you can be proud of!