If you’re tired of living with the embarrassment of trying to conceal a missing tooth, you don’t have to hide it anymore. Many adults are missing teeth, and it’s not only because of poor oral hygiene. But, no matter what the reason for tooth loss, Dr. John C. Cranham, a skilled and respected dentist in Chesapeake, VA can help you restore your smile and your confidence with dental implants, the premier treatment recommended by thousands of dentists to replace missing teeth.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants actually replace your missing tooth from the root up. A metal implant screw is surgically implanted into the jawbone tissue and bonds with it as the site heals. An artificial tooth called a crown is mounted at the top of the implant and blends in with your natural teeth. Once you have healed from the implant surgery, your new implant can be used to bite, chew and talk just like your natural teeth.
How Can Dental Implants Help Restore My Confidence?
Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants are installed in your mouth individually and directly into the jawbone. Because of this you will never need to remove them — unlike dentures — and can just brush and floss them just like your natural teeth. And also unlike dentures, you will never need to bother with messy adhesives to keep them in place or suffer the embarrassment of them slipping or falling out while you’re talking or eating. In fact, it’s likely that people you are introduced to will not even know you have implants unless you tell them.
Implants can help you feel more confident in your oral health as well as in your appearance. When a permanent tooth is lost, the jawbone tissue can actually begin to erode, causing teeth to shift and your mouth to possibly even shrink, causing your bite to become unstable.
An unstable bite can lead to excessive wear and tear on your tooth enamel and pain in your jaw which may even manifest as headaches. The artificial root of your implant will promote the growth of healthy bone and gum tissue, securing the implant while preventing bone loss and mouth regression.
Dental Implants in Chesapeake, VA
A well cared for dental implant can last a lifetime if used with consideration and cared for properly. Dr. Cranham in Chesapeake, VA is focused on the long term care of comfortable, functional smiles that provide his patients with renewed confidence and the best possible quality of life. Schedule your appointment online or call 757.656.4109 to start restoring your smile and confidence today.