How much can you ask from your dental implant? Keep in mind this artificial tooth root is tasked with an important job – helping you regain your complete, functional smile. The implant is surgically implanted into your jawbone. After being set in the area your natural tooth root previously resided (and after a period of healing takes place), your dental restoration can be put in place. With the support of your implant, your restoration is stable, and can look like a natural part of your smile. The implant’s presence helps you avoid problems with tooth loss, including help with problems other prosthetic solutions can fail to correct.
How A Dental Implant Protects You From Issues Created By Tooth Loss
One issue people may not be prepared for when they suffer tooth loss is a deterioration of their jawbone. This occurs because the roots of your teeth create stimulation in your jawbone, which supports proper blood flow to your jaw, and ensures necessary nutrients are delivered. In the absence of stimulation, that bone tissue can break down. Only a prosthetic supported with a dental implant can replicate that stimulation, and protect your jaw.
How Will My Smile Look When I Have An Implant-Supported Prosthetic?
Because your dentist can supply you with a life-like replacement tooth, you can count on having a smile that looks natural again once you have your tooth loss addressed. Using dental implants to provide prosthetic support help you regain function, but you can also see your looks improve. Because implants protect you against losing bone mass in your jaw, you also avoid taking on a “sunken” appearance, an issue for those who suffer tooth loss.
Talk To Pacific Hills Dental If You Are Interested In A Dental Implant
If you want to address tooth loss with a dental implant, reach out to Pacific Hills Dental. Dr. Cassandra Pietrok and Dr. Tom St. Germain of Pacific Hills Dental believe in ongoing education, and use advanced technology to offer you and your family superior dental care. To set an appointment for yourself or for a family member, call our Omaha, NE, dental office today at (402)330-2243. We happily treat patients in Omaha, NE, and all surrounding areas, including Papillion, Elkhorn, La Vista, and Millard.