Posted on Jul 27, 2020
Dental implants can replace a single missing tooth, a bridge, or a full set of traditional dentures. However, unlike conventional dentures, dental implants look and function exactly like your natural teeth. Dental implants have the same shape and color as your teeth and are attached to the jawbone with a titanium post or screw. The titanium fuses to the jawbone, giving it a secure base for the artificial tooth.
Dental implants don’t move or slip when eating and speaking. You care for them the same way that you care for your natural teeth, brushing and flossing daily, and visiting Meadows Family Dentistry every six months for a dental cleaning and a checkup.
Missing teeth aren’t just a cosmetic issue; there are dental consequences too. Teeth begin to shift around, drifting into the empty space, changing the look of your smile. Shifting teeth can also change the shape of your face. The more teeth you’ve lost, the more severe the problem will be. Having dental implants allow your teeth to stay beautiful, symmetrical, and in the right place!
Because they are created specifically to match the color of your teeth, dental implants are as natural-looking as possible! If you properly care for your dental implants, they can last a lifetime! They’re beautiful, strong, and worth the investment of both time and money.