Different smiles need different restorations. One of the most universally successful options is a dental implant. Implants can last a lifetime if you take care of them properly; let’s look at some basic information to help you decide if they are right for you.
If you have multiple missing teeth, your jaw bone will likely weaken over time. Implants can help allow your jaw to keep working properly—this is a major benefit of dental implants. This happens because implants are attached directly into the jawbone. This bond between the implant and your jaw will actually grow stronger, through a process called osseointegration (this refers to the melding of the implant and the bone). This is a large benefit to the continued life of your smile.
However, this process does require that all patients requesting implants must have sufficient initial jaw strength to sustain the implants. Don’t delay talking with your dentists if you are considering implants. The longer your teeth are missing, the harder it is for your jaw to stay strong.
Implants are structured to look and act just like natural teeth. This improves such mouth functions such as biting, chewing, and speaking.
If you are missing teeth, talk with your dentists today about dental implants! To schedule an appointment in Jonesboro, Arkansas, call Woodruff Family Dental at 870-972-8190. Dr. Woodruff, Dr. Woodruff, Dr. Kaloghirou, and our team look forward to seeing you!