How Dental Implants Can Rebuild Your Smile
posted: Jan. 28, 2020.
Dental implants can rebuild your smile when teeth are missing. They function like the roots of natural teeth by securely anchoring dental crowns or other types of artificial teeth in place. At Norton Family Dentistry in Norton, MA, we offer implant dentistry services. Our skilled and experienced dentists, Dr. Eyad Salloum and Dr. Matthew Devine can help you rebuild your smile with dental implants.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a long-term option for replacing missing teeth and rebuilding your smile. A dental implant consists of three main parts: a metal post, an abutment, and a dental crown. The metal post is placed directly in the jaw bone. Over time, the post and bone naturally fuse together. With the post firmly anchored in bone, it is able to more securely hold an artificial tooth in place.
Individual dental implants are topped with dental crowns, which look like natural teeth. A small connecting piece called an abutment joins the post and crown. Once the dental crown is in place, neither the post or abutment will be visible. Dental implants can also be used with bridges and implant-supported overdentures when multiple teeth need to be replaced.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
One of the most exciting benefits of dental implants is that they help rebuild your smile by filling in the gaps where teeth are missing. In addition to replacing missing teeth, dental implants also offer several other benefits. For example, by replacing missing teeth, dental implants restore normal tooth functioning. Missing teeth can lead to the remaining teeth enduring extra strain as they compensate for missing ones when biting and chewing. Replacing lost teeth reduces excess strain on the others by distributing biting and chewing functions across a full set of teeth.
Dental implants can also alleviate some of the unwanted side effects that often occur when teeth are missing, such as sagging cheeks and altered speech. There is less support for facial muscles when teeth are missing, which can lead to sagging. The way a person speaks can also change when teeth are missing. Rebuilding your smile with dental implants can minimize or eliminate these other side effects. The knowledgeable dentists at our implant dentistry practice in Norton, MA, can determine if you are a candidate for dental implants.
If you are ready to rebuild your smile, then dental implants might be the solution you need. To schedule an appointment call Norton Family Dentistry in Norton, MA at (508) 226-1686.