One way to cosmetically improve your smile is to fill in gaps after tooth loss. Some patients decide to have denture devices created, while others prefer to have dental implants installed. While dentures make you look nice when you smile, an implant is a permanent fixture that offers significant functional benefits. At the Center for Cosmetic and Sedation Dentistry in Lawrenceville, GA, your questions about this treatment will be answered by a qualified dentist.
Restoration with Dental Implants
Your teeth are held in place by strong, dense bone tissue. When tooth loss occurs, the bone tissue begins to weaken and deteriorate. That can be prevented if the tooth is replaced with a dental implant. A small implement made of titanium is posited into the bone tissue. Over the course of several months, the bone will fuse with the titanium and hold it as securely as your natural teeth.
How Dental Implants Help
According to a report published by the Journal of Dental Research, dental implants have a success rate of up to 98 percent. These are some of the ways that implants will help your smile:
- Implants help keep the bone tissue in your mouth strong and healthy for years.
- You don’t have to take an implant out for cleaning or going to bed at night, and there's no risk of it shifting when you're talking or eating.
- With regular care and checkups, a dental implant placed by your Lawrenceville, GA dentist can last indefinitely.
Keep Your Whole Smile Healthy After Implantation
Do everything you can to protect the health and stability of your dental implant after the procedure is complete. Keeping your mouth as clean as possible with brushing and flossing is key. You must also avoid clenching and grinding your teeth (a nightguard device can help if it’s involuntary). Also, avoid smoking and eat more foods that contain calcium, vitamin D, and magnesium to help keep your jawbone strong.
Preserve Your Smile
A single dental implant can do a lot for your smile. Implant-supported devices are an option if you need to restore multiple teeth. Call (770) 995-1957 today to schedule an appointment at the Center for Cosmetic and Sedation Dentistry in Lawrenceville, GA.