Just one lost tooth can cause the others on your jaw to shift, creating discomfort and throwing your jaws out of alignment. And if that tooth was one that could be seen when you smile, laugh, or speak, it’s pretty much where everyone’s focus will be. And a back tooth that goes missing makes your chewing more difficult. There’s no getting around it, replacing that tooth is important. At Herndon Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we are your source for the best solution when it comes to restoring a full set of teeth, and that’s our 20170 dental implants.
Traditional bridges and dentures only address the replacement of the tooth above the surface of your gums. And that may seem to be all you need. After all, it’s the tooth you use to chew your food, and that gives you back a complete smile. But think about your real teeth, and why you’re so confident when eating and speaking. It’s that root beneath the gums that has a tooth dependably anchored. Our 20170 dental implants also have roots. A titanium post is surgically placed in your jaw, where your bone tissue then grows around it and fuses with it. So when the crown, made from impressions taken at our office, is cemented to the post, you have the best possible approximation of a natural tooth that can be had. And where a bridge will require the loss of vital material from two surrounding teeth, and a denture is secured with messy adhesive, our 20170 dental implants need neither. You can chew even the toughest and crunchiest foods without worrying. And these are teeth that will never cause you a toothache or need root canal.
The next best thing to keeping your own teeth is to have implants. With proper care, you may be able to retain them for decades. So please reach out to our office now and let us arrange an appointment for you to come in for a consultation, examination, and testing.