What are Restorative Dental Implants?
When you’re missing a tooth or several teeth it can be frustrating. It may take away your confidence to smile and it may even affect the way you eat. Depending on how many teeth you are missing, there are several options to choose from when replacing them. While we offer bridges, partials, and full dentures, dental implants are usually the most popular choice. That’s because they are secure and stable in your mouth while looking and acting like a real tooth. They can help you eat better, talk better, and smile with confidence. Dental implants can even help protect your sensitive gums from food particles and harsh brushing.
Can Dental Implants Help Prevent Bone Loss?
While restorative dental implants can assist with both comfort and confidence, they also help preserve the bones in your jaw. Once a tooth has been extracted, the bone where it once was starts to decay and shrink away. This bone loss can not only alter the appearance of your face but over time, but it can also affect the health of your surrounding teeth. When you have a dental implant to replace the tooth, there is little to no bone loss. This will keep your other teeth from shifting around in the new open space, too.
At River Oak Dental, we can create affordable dental implants that match the shape, color, and size of your other teeth. The process is completely painless and can be done in as little as a day. It is a great option for tooth replacement that can replace several teeth at a time if needed. Give our dental office in Palm Bay a call today and set up your consultation. We can walk you through the chair-side modeling process, explain the different types of dental implants, and make sure you understand all of your options.