Losing a tooth can seem like the end of the world. How could you ever replace it? But it doesn’t have to be final. A dental implant creates a secure new root for a new tooth, and we can place the implant with a safe, guided surgery at Ottley Smiles.
If you need a new tooth or implant-supported dentures, call Ottley Smiles for a consultation. A dental implant might be exactly what you’ve been hoping for.
Why You Need an Implant As Soon As Possible
When you lose a tooth, the biting forces change on the teeth next to the space, causing them to shift. Opposing teeth may even begin to extrude out of the socket, which means they too could eventually be lost. As your bite changes, it gets more difficult to chew your food, and you may suffer damage to your jaw joint.
It’s also much harder to clean teeth that have shifted; harmful plaque and tartar collect in the new hard-to-reach places created by the shifting, causing tooth decay and periodontal disease.
For all these reasons, it’s critical that we replace a lost tooth.
The Advantages of Dental Implants
An excellent option for replacing a missing tooth is a replacement tooth secured by a dental implant. Implants are titanium cylinders that are surgically placed in your jaw to serve as new tooth roots. These new roots are secure and encourage bone regrowth in your jaw, much as your natural tooth roots did.
Attaching a replacement tooth to an implant allows us to avoid placing a bridge. Bridges require that we prepare the adjacent natural teeth, and that weakens them substantially.
When paired with dental implants, your new teeth are a beautiful and secure addition to your smile!
Guided Implant Surgery: A Safe Alternative
If you’re interested in replacing a missing tooth with an implant, we will perform a thorough evaluation to determine whether your health and lifestyle make you a good candidate for this kind of restoration.
To ensure your safety, we use guided implant surgery. When we’re planning your surgery, we prepare a surgical guide for you. This is a device that will guide our tools to the correct location and depth during surgery, placing your implant in an ideal position.
Guided surgery allows us to perform many surgeries with consistently safe, excellent results every time.
Contact Ottley Smiles for Implant Surgery
If you’re missing a tooth or several teeth, implant surgery can quickly and safely create new tooth roots for you. We’ll guide you through the whole implant, recovery, and restoration process. We’ll keep you comfortable and well-informed the whole time.
Call Ottley Smiles today to start restoring your unique, beautiful smile.