Your smile is one of the most important aspects of your personality. If you are missing a tooth due to tooth decay or other various problems, replacing that tooth with a dental implant restores your mouth’s functional bite and overall appearance. A dental implant replaces the tooth root with a small titanium post. Dental implants stimulate the jawbone, like natural tooth roots, preventing the jawbone from deteriorating. They can be precisely placed without damaging healthy surrounding teeth. Dental implants look, feel, and function just like your own natural teeth. If you think you’ll benefit from dental implants, go to Burch Dental in Loves Park or Rockford to find out more information.
Dental implants are made of titanium and titanium alloys and are placed into your jawbone so it can function identically to a natural tooth root. Once the implant has bonded to the jawbone, an abutment is attached to the post to securely hold the new tooth. To make the new tooth or teeth, your dentist makes impressions of your teeth, and creates a model of your bite. The new tooth or teeth is based on this model. A replacement tooth, called a crown, is then attached to the abutment. Your dentist also will match the color of the new teeth to your natural teeth.
Most people who have received dental implants say that there is very little discomfort involved in the procedure. Local anesthesia can be used during the procedure, and most patients report that implants involve less pain than a tooth extraction.
If you believe you qualify for a dental implant and feel as though you would benefit from one, schedule a dental appointment with Burch Dental in Loves Park and Rockford today. They can help you live an easier life, so talk to a dentist that can help you on this journey today!