If you have a missing tooth and it’s visible when you smile, you may feel self-conscious about it. But even if it’s in the back, there are serious implications to your health, which include shifting teeth, ineffective chewing, misaligned jaws, and a weakened overall oral structure. Fortunately, there is an easy way to replace that tooth here at Koplin Dental. Let our dentist put in an implant and get back your full set of teeth with a new one that looks, feels, and acts like a real one.
It used to be that you had no other choice for full-tooth restorations except for a fixed bridge or partial removable dentures. And while those options are still available and useful, they lack the benefits of our Laurel dental implants. The key difference is that while a bridge or dentures simply lays on top of the gums, an implant is anchored beneath the gums, directly to the jaw. It is that feature, one which mimics your natural teeth, that makes our Laurel dental implants stand out. In fact, they are so much like your teeth that it is entirely possible you will forget you have an implant at all. You will brush it and floss between it and your other teeth. You will be able to chew even the crunchiest and toughest foods, and unlike a real tooth, you new one will not decay and will never need root canal. First, the post, made of titanium, is placed in your jaw bone, which grows around and fuses with the post. That takes a few months. A tooth-colored crown, made from impressions, is then cemented to the top of the post. That’s all there is to it.
Our Laurel dental implants are the ideal solution when it comes to filling that empty space that once held a tooth. Contact us now and we will schedule you for a consultation and examination to make sure you are a good candidate for one.