You may have heard the saying that you’re not fully dressed without a smile, and if you have missing teeth, it may be hard for you to feel confident about your smile. Whether you realize it or not, this could have an effect on your everyday life, inhibiting your ability to start relationships or have confidence to carry on in your workplace, not to mention how the missing teeth could be affecting your ability to eat and speak. If you are tired of living with gaps in your smile and are looking for a solution, dental implants could be the solution for you. Hiremath Family Dentistry offers this treatment to help restore smiles to patients in Oro Valley.
Dental implants are small metal posts that are surgically inserted directly into your jawbone. Once placed there, they fuse into the bone to act as tooth roots. The dental restoration will then be fixed onto the implants, which protrude slightly from the gums.
Not only are dental implants very effective at restoring the appearance of a patient’s smile, but they are also the dental solution that acts the most like real teeth. While dentures and bridges can shift in place, dental implants, because they are fixed into the bone, are very firm and allow full usage of the prosthetic teeth. Additionally, they stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone recession.
To learn whether or not this solution is for you, you will need to make an appointment for a consultation at Hiremath Family Dentistry. Our dentist will evaluate your teeth and gums to determine if there is sufficient bone structure in your jaw to support dental implants. If there isn’t, bone grafting can be performed prior to the implant procedure to build it up, but you will be able to discuss other tooth replacement options as well.
Surgery is required to have implants put in place, and the process will take several months (to allow the implants time to completely fuse into your jawbone). For more information on this procedure, make an appointment at Hiremath Family Dentistry in Oro Valley.