Dental Implant Restorations
If you are living with one or more compromised teeth, you already know how it greatly affects your quality of life.
Not only does it feel embarrassing to talk to other people, eating and chewing can also become a challenge. Losing a tooth diminishes your confidence, which affects your relationships, both personal and professional.
The good news is that there are excellent solutions for restoring failing or missing teeth, and your team at Thomas Family Dentistry can help!
Dental implants are an excellent option for replacing one or more missing teeth because they are a long-term solution that protects your oral health.
A dental implant consists of a titanium post that is placed into your bone to take the place of your root. A customized porcelain crown attaches to the implant to restore your missing tooth. Because the dental implant replaces both your root and your tooth, it looks, feels, and functions just like your natural tooth.
Implants Protect Your Oral Health
When you lose a tooth, it immediately starts to affect your oral health. Without a root to stimulate growth, your bone begins to deteriorate, which can eliminate support for neighboring teeth and change the appearance of your face. Without a replacement tooth, your surrounding teeth begin to shift, causing bite misalignment and a higher risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
It is important to replace a lost tooth as soon as you can.
Thomas Family Dentistry Offers Solutions
Drs. Gealon and Ben Thomas specialize in restoring dental implants and crafting restorations that complement your smile both esthetically and functionally.
If you are interested in options for restoring your smile, we start with a consultation where one of our dentists will perform a thorough examination and take x-rays of your teeth and bone. This allows us to determine if you have enough healthy bone structure to properly support a dental implant.
We will listen to your goals and concerns about your smile and present your options. Choosing a dental implant is a beneficial long-term investment in your smile and your oral health because it has the potential to last a lifetime. Even if you are missing multiple teeth, you can still enjoy the benefits of dental implants because they are also capable of supporting dental prosthetics such as a bridge, denture, or partial denture.
The Implant Process
If you choose to move forward with implant dentistry, our dentists work closely with an excellent oral surgeon located right next door. The oral surgeon will place your implant during a simple surgical procedure, and in some cases, Dr. Thomas may be able to place a temporary restoration the same day that will be replaced with a permanent one once healing completes.
If you are living with a tooth that is missing or failing, and you would like to learn more about implant dentistry and how it can benefit you, we encourage you to contact Thomas Family Dentistry today to schedule a consultation.