Dental implants are an exciting innovation in dental technology, and we’re proud to offer them here at our office. You may be wondering what dental implants are and why everyone is talking about them.
What Are Dental Implants?
When you lose your tooth as an adult, you also lose the tooth’s root. Dental implants are tiny titanium posts that act as artificial tooth roots. Implants are placed directly into your jawbone, and this implant will act as an anchor for your restoration tooth.
After the post has fused to your jawbone, we can then place a dental crown on top of it, completing your smile once more. This crown is designed to match the rest of your teeth, giving you a natural smile that you can be proud of.
Who Needs A Dental Implant?
For those who have lost teeth due to injury or decay, dental implant restoration can provide a way to eat, chew, talk, and smile again. Even if you have lost many teeth, we can use dental implants to anchor dental arches, dentures, or bridges.
Benefits of Dental Implants
There are numerous benefits to dental implants that can make the entire process worth the effort:
- Dental implants work like your natural teeth. Once you’ve received your restoration implants, you’ll enjoy full function with your teeth and even be able to eat crunchy and hard foods again.
- Dental implants can last a lifetime. Because these implants are made of safe, high- grade titanium, they are completely biocompatible with your gums and mouth. They will integrate with your jawbone and provide a stable foundation for your crown, bridge, or denture.
- Dental implants naturally stimulate your jaw and can prevent bone loss. When you lose your teeth, you also lose the roots for them. Without roots, your jawbone is no longer stimulated, causing it to deteriorate. Implants prevent this from happening, so your jaw stays strong and healthy.
- Dental implants keep adjacent teeth from shifting. If you lose a tooth and don’t replace it, eventually the surrounding teeth will start to shift toward the gap. This shifting can affect the aesthetics of your smile and your bite. Dental implants prevent this shifting, preserving the health and beauty of your smile.
We can discuss how dental implants can improve your smile and your health. Call today with your questions about dental implants or to set up a consultation.
Dr. Johnson has always loved assisting others and aspired to be a dentist himself. He started private practice after receiving his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri in Kansas City, where he has served the Albuquerque community for almost three decades.
Dr. Johnson's dental team's objective is to instruct, educate, and encourage their dental family to strive for and achieve optimal oral health, as well as to provide valuable, excellent dental care in a warm, friendly, and compassionate atmosphere.
He constantly expands his knowledge through continuing education classes in procedures like Invisalign® and various dental techniques. He and his colleagues work hard to go above and beyond your expectations.