If you’re missing a tooth, a dental implant is a simple and effective way to restore the appearance and functionality of your mouth. At Grove City Dental, we have the skills and experience to help you revitalize your beautiful smile and restore your ability to eat and speak properly.
What is a Dental Implant?
Besides the unattractive appearance, missing teeth can pose additional oral health issues. Gaps in your smile may cause your other teeth to shift and grow crooked or misaligned. This may put you at greater risk of needing braces. Bacteria can also flourish in the gaps where a tooth is missing putting your gums and neighboring teeth at risk of infection and decay. Finally, the bone in your jaw may decay without the presence of tooth roots which can cause pain and the need for surgery.
This is what makes dental implants necessary when patients have missing teeth. A dental implant is a titanium post that is placed directly into the jawbone. These implants are designed to be a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. Your bone will actually fuse to the titanium, creating a foundation for the dental crown that is just as strong as the natural roots of your teeth.
At Grove City Dental we have extensive experience with dental implants. This procedure is an effective choice if you have lost one or two teeth, but if you are missing several teeth, then we may need to go with dentures instead (which can be held in place by the same types of titanium roots).
Contact our office today for a free consultation. Our first goal is to listen to your concerns and questions and then we’ll work with you to determine which treatments will provide the best results.