Wondering if a dental implant professional is needed to take care of your current mouth issues? Even if you think that your specific issues are minimal — like you are only missing one of your teeth — know that missing even one of your teeth can cause you to experience multiple mouth issues.

One of the more popular options available nowadays for those who are missing one or more of their teeth is dental implants, which are becoming more preferred because they closely resemble natural teeth.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants consist of an artificial tooth root and an artificial tooth top. The implant is surgically inserted into the dental patient's jaw bone, allowing the artificial tooth root to stimulate the jaw bone. This stimulation supports new jaw bone growth and therefore acts as a natural tooth root. Once the artificial tooth root has healed, the artificial tooth top will be attached to the tooth, making it a permanent and positive addition to the mouth.

Why you should visit a dental implant professional

The following are five reasons why it is a good idea for someone to visit a dentist who is considered to be a professional when it comes to placing dental implants.

1. Missing teeth

If someone is missing one or more of their teeth, dental implants are a great tooth replacement option and therefore they should visit a dental implant professional to restore their missing teeth.

2. Implant-supported dentures

Implant-supported dentures are dentures that are held in place by dental implants. This allows the dentures not to slip or need to use an adhesive to stay in place.

3. Maintain facial structure

When a tooth is lost, the jaw bone is no longer being nourished by the tooth's root. Because of this, a process known as resorption occurs, which describes the shrinking of the jaw bone. This can cause the structure of a person's face to change. Dental implants allow the jaw bone to remain stimulated, therefore maintaining facial structure.

4. Restore function

When a tooth is missing, chewing certain foods can be difficult. Dental implants act as natural teeth and restore full function to the mouth.

5. Long-lasting

Dental implants are the longest-lasting tooth replacement option modern dentistry offers. They typically last a lifetime with proper care.

Need to make an appointment for dental implants?

Ready to make an appointment with a dental implant professional? If you are in need of one or more dental implants, it is essential that you find a professional to perform the surgical procedure so that you can ensure that everything goes exactly as it is supposed to go when getting your new dental implants and that they last a lifetime.

If you happen to have any questions, simply contact us when you have a few moments so we can provide you with the answers you need. We are here for you if you need us!

Request an appointment here: https://alencarfamilydentistry.com or call Alencar Family Dentistry at (757) 975-8014 for an appointment in our Chesapeake office.

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