When you lose a tooth, especially when you lose one of your front teeth, it can have a very serious emotional impact on you. It can make you feel afraid or nervous to smile, something that you have done your entire life. When you lose a tooth, your appearance is altered. You will notice the effect that losing a tooth has on the way that society views you or on the way that society treats you. While in the past having dentures was the only option for addressing missing teeth, now there are better options. Dental implants can help you get your beautiful and happy smile back.
Dental implants are designed to be fitted into your jaw. They are little screws that are made of titanium. The implant procedure is performed under a local anesthetic. These titanium screws are skillfully inserted into your jaw bone in the space where the missing tooth used to be. It takes a little bit for the dental implant to settle into place in your jaw. But since the screw is made of titanium, it will merge with your bone. Once this process is done, our experienced dentist is going to insert an artificial tooth or bridge.
The crown that sits on top of the screw is custom-made to match the color and shape of your existing teeth. As a result, your dental implants will blend in seamlessly with your teeth. They will look and feel like your natural teeth.
There are so many benefits that come from having dental implants. First and foremost, you have the ability to laugh and smile again. It feels comfortable. You are no longer self-conscious about your teeth, and you do not have to worry that people are judging you based on your teeth.
A second benefit of dental implants is that they let you get back to living a normal life. With dentures, it can almost seem as if your life is based on or revolves around your teeth. When you go out to a restaurant, you pick the food that you’re going to eat based on whether or not it is going to affect your dentures. These types of concerns disappear when you have dental implants.
Dental implants are designed to be a semi-permanent solution, usually lasting for many years before they need to be replaced. They can allow you to get your beautiful smile once again. During your dental appointment at the office of Dr. Michael Sohl in Stuart, you can learn more about these implants and how they may be used in your case. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!