If you’ve been living with the embarrassment of trying to conceal a missing tooth whenever you smile, talk, laugh or eat, there is hope. Many people are missing teeth, and it doesn’t always mean you have poor oral hygiene. No matter what the reason for tooth loss, Dr. John C. Cranham, a respected dentist in Chesapeake, VA can help you restore your smile and the confidence that comes along with it using dental implants, the advanced dental prosthetic technology recommended by thousands of dentists and their satisfied patients to replace missing teeth.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants actually completely replace your missing tooth. A titanium implant is surgically embedded in the jawbone and replaces the tooth’s root. Then, a lifelike artificial chewing surface called a crown is attached to the implant, blending in with your existing teeth. Once the implant site has healed from the procedure, you can use your new implant exactly the same way as you would with your natural teeth.
Can Dental Implants Restore Your Smile and Your Confidence?
Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants function and are cleaned just like your natural teeth. Because they are a permanent addition to your mouth, there is no need to remove the implant and clean it before placing it back in your mouth as you must do with dentures. You can still brush and floss normally. Most likely, no one would know you had an implant unless you told them.
Implants can help restore your confidence in your oral health as well as in your appearance. When a permanent tooth is lost, the jawbone can actually change shape, causing harm to the structure of your mouth and stability of your bite. Dental implants replace the root from the missing tooth, preserving your jawbone’s structure and making sure your teeth remain securely in place.
Dental Implants in Chesapeake, VA
Implants are a long-term investment in your 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. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Cranham online or call his office at 757.656.4109 to start restoring your smile and confidence today.