If you’ve been living with the embarrassment, concealing a missing tooth, you don’t have to hide it anymore. Many people have lost teeth, and it’s not always from poor oral hygiene. No matter the reason for your missing teeth, Dr. John C. Cranham, a dentist practicing in Chesapeake, VA, can help you restore your confidence with dental implants, the premier treatment recommended by thousands of dentists to restore your smile.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants replace your missing tooth with a fully functional prosthetic tooth. A titanium implant is surgically implanted into the jawbone, replacing the tooth’s root. Then, an artificial tooth — a crown — is mounted atop the implant, blending in with your existing teeth. Once the site of your implant has healed from the surgical procedure, you will be able to use your new implant for chewing exactly the same way as you do your natural teeth.
How Can Dental Implants Help Restore My Confidence?
Dental implants are used and cleaned just like your natural teeth, unlike other tooth replacement options. Since they are a permanently implanted in your jaw, the implant will never need to be removed for cleaning. With implants, you can still brush and floss as you normally would, as implants do not require any special cleaning. No one will be the wiser that you have a dental implant unless you tell them.
Implants can help you restore your confidence in your oral health as well. When a permanent tooth is lost, the jawbone can actually change shape, shrinking due to tissue loss, and cause harm to the structure of your mouth and stability of your bite. Dental implants replace the root from the missing tooth, bonding to the jaw, and preserving your its’ structure and making sure your teeth remain securely in place.
Dental Implants in Chesapeake, VA
Having implants installed is making a long-term investment in your future oral health. Dr. Cranham’s practice in Chesapeake, VA, is focused on the long term maintenance of a comfortable, functional smile that provides confidence and the best possible quality of life. Call 757.656.4109 to schedule your comprehensive consultation for implants or request an appointment online to start restoring your smile and confidence with us today.