What To Know About Dental Implants
When patients experience tooth loss, it can be overwhelming and challenging to decide on the correct tooth replacement option. At Palmieri Dentistry, we do all we can to help guide our patients in choosing the best tooth replacement option for their needs. One option that is popular with many of our patients is dental implants. Dental implants mimic the appearance of your natural teeth, plus they are durable and offer a number of other benefits to patients.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are used to replace the entire tooth structure, including the root. The treatment is a multi-step process that involves placing a post that acts as an artificial tooth root into the jawbone below the gumline. Once healed, a replacement tooth is fixed to the post, completing the treatment. The replacement tooth can be permanent or removable. Dental implants are a wonderful option for patients who are newly missing a tooth or perhaps have had previous treatments, such as dentures, and are looking for a more permanent solution. Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth or multiple teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
If cared for properly, dental implants can last for many years, if not the rest of your life. The only care required for dental implants is regular brushing and flossing, as with your natural teeth. With implants, we still recommend that you visit for regular oral hygiene examinations to check on your oral health and to make sure your implants continue to function as they should.
Many patients who choose dental implants as a treatment option have been dealing with several problems, such as not being able to chew properly and having difficulty speaking properly. Dental implants help restore the function of your teeth, allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods and chew with ease once again.
If you have been considering dental implants and would like more information, please contact our office located in Mooresville, NC. We would love to schedule an appointment to meet and help you on your way to a beautiful new smile!