With tooth loss, the most immediate impact is the way your smile appears and how the loss affects simple things, like biting and chewing. In many cases, a custom dental bridge or denture can correct those issues by replacing the crowns of your lost teeth with lifelike replicas. Yet, without replacing your lost teeth roots, your restoration can only go so far in fully restoring your smile. Fortunately, you can improve your smile better with dental implants! Dental implants are beneficial for patients of all ages who have lost one or more permanent teeth.
How Dental Implants Work
Technically, a dental implant restoration is comprised of three parts:
- one or more dental implants posts that are inserted into the jawbone,
- connective abutments that rest at the top of each post,
- and a custom restoration that Dr. Keelan secures to the posts and abutments.
When an implant post is placed into your jawbone, the bone heals to the biocompatible titanium post. Implant posts support the visible portions of your replacement teeth (i.e., dental bridge or denture). They also keep your jawbone strong and healthy by stimulating it every time you bite and chew, inviting a healthy flow of nutrients to the bone and your remaining teeth.
The Cosmetic Benefits of Implant Restorations
By replicating the foundations of your lost tooth or teeth, implants offer unmatched comfort and stability when you bite, chew, and smile. This stability gives your implant-supported restoration a more lifelike appearance and, in the long run, implants also help support your jaw and the facial structures surrounding your smile. For the best functional and cosmetic results, Dr. Keelan utilizes advanced technology, including digital X-rays and 3D cone beam technology, to ensure optimal implant placement to support your restoration and jawbone.
Find Out if Dental Implants Are Right for You
Recover from tooth loss more successfully by investing in dental prosthesis! To find out if implants are right for you, schedule your appointment by calling Keelan Dental in Butler, PA, today at (724) 285-4153.