Losing a tooth can be a traumatic experience. But dealing with a missing tooth can be very difficult as well. A lost tooth can cause embarrassment if it is visible. It can decrease the chewing efficiency. It can also cause problems to other teeth. Thankfully, there are several ways to replace missing teeth and the most exciting way is with a dental implant. A dental implant is a titanium fixture placed into your jaw that allows a tooth (or multiple teeth) to be anchored to it. It is the most effective way to replicate the natural form and function of lost teeth. And we can evaluate your need right here at One Mile Smile! Just ask us!
Single Tooth Replacement
If a single tooth is lost, a dental implant can be placed to replicate that one tooth. Almost like you never lost it at all!
Multiple Teeth Replacements
If a larger amount of teeth are lost, multiple implants can be placed and bridged together to fill voids and restore the teeth into working order. Any number from one to 28 teeth can be replaced with dental implants.
If you've always felt like your denture is just too loose and never wants to sit quite right, implants will certainly help. Implants can be placed and your denture can be securely fastened to them to keep them rock solid. You won't believe the difference!
Since implants aren't natural teeth, but titanium substitutes, they aren't susceptible to dental decay. So you will never get cavity on an implant! However, the implants must be thoroughly cleaned as much as your natural teeth, because they can accumulate bacterial plaque just like anything else. Therefore, it is important to come in and get your six month cleanings and exams even if you have implants.