What are dental implants?
Dental implants have become the premier solution for people who have lost a tooth or multiple teeth, now preferred over removable dentures or bridges. Dental implants completely simulate natural teeth in both form and function, and are ultimately a replacement for the root of the missing tooth. Your Saginaw dentist at Blue Sky Smiles can help.
A dental implant allows you to floss, chew, and smile normally again, while simultaneously preserving facial structure and preventing deterioration of the surrounding bone.
Dental Implants can help with:
- Replace missing teeth
- Eliminate the need for a removable partial denture for patients missing a number of teeth in the same arch
- Eliminate sore spots caused by loose dentures by securing your dentures so they no longer slip and shift
- Improve self-esteem and enhance the overall look of your smile
Dental implants not only help restore the look and function of your smile, but they also help preserve your oral health. When teeth are left missing, the surrounding teeth will begin to shift or rotate, and the underlying jawbone will begin to deteriorate without the supporting tooth root. A dental implant functions as a replacement tooth root, thus preserving the state of your oral health and preventing further complications and that “sunken face” appearance you see in some patients with missing teeth.
Do you have a hard time speaking or chewing with conventional dentures or want to replace just one tooth? If so, dental implants are a great solution. There are a variety of factors that Saginaw dentist, Dr. Robinson uses to determine if a patient is a candidate for tooth replacement with dental implant restorations.