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If you have a tooth missing rest assured that there are solutions to repair your smile. Patients may have teeth missing for a number of reasons. Some patients are born without a permanent tooth in a certain location. Otherwise teeth can become missing due to oral trauma, or may require extraction due to disease and decay.

Although there are many solutions on the market, at Dental Solutions we recommend that any patient missing a tooth consider a dental implant to correct the situation.

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is essentially a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are composed of two major steps to fill in the gap and provide uncompromised strength and resiliency, mimicking the function of your natural teeth.

  • First, the root of your missing tooth will be replaced with a titanium post which will hold strongly to your gums and function very similarly to your natural tooth root.
  • Secondly, that titanium post will be capped off with a porcelain crown. Crowns are custom made devices that can be created to match the shape and color tone of your existing teeth.  Because of the custom nature of crowns, you will be fitted with a temporary crown after the implant post is installed. You will then come back to our office for a second visit where your permanent, custom crown will be fitted. Your permanent crown will hold strongly to your implant post, enabling you to chew and bite as you naturally would.

How Do Dental Implants Compare to Natural Teeth?

Dental implants are unique solutions for those patients missing teeth because they function better than any other cosmetic or restorative dentistry solution.  Because the implant post is constructed of titanium it is strong and resilient. In fact is it as strong as your natural tooth would be, meaning that you will be able to eat and speak without fear of your tooth shifting or breaking.

Dental Implants v. Dentures

Many patients come to Dental Solutions seeking guidance on what is the right cosmetic solution for their missing teeth. If you have more than one tooth missing you may be asking yourself if implants or a denture is more appropriate for your mouth.

Your Dental Solutions dentist can recommend the most appropriate course of treatment for your missing teeth. However, dental implants offer many advantages to dentures.  These advantages include:

  • Strength and resiliency.
  • Lack of movement.
  • No discomfort or gum pain.
  • Maintenance of existing healthy teeth.

A Solid Choice

Dental implants are one of the most effective treatments on the market today for replacing missing teeth. Implants are strong, permanent means for repairing your smile.

Learn more about how dental implants can improve your smile by restoring beauty and function. Contact one of our Dental Solutions offices for a free consultation or for more information about dental implants or click here to schedule an appointment at any of our 12 locations.

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