If you have missing teeth due to injury, infection, illness, or age, and would like to restore the natural completeness of your smile, dental implants may be the choice for you. Dental implants are a permanent, functional, natural-looking replacement for missing teeth. Whether you’re missing a single tooth, a group of teeth, or need to secure an entire set of dentures, dental implants will provide the greatest comfort and ease of care while preserving the health of your remaining teeth and supporting structures.
Dental implants are the most advanced treatment available for tooth loss. They consist of small titanium posts which are surgically anchored in your jawbone, mimicking the natural structure of tooth roots and providing a secure foundation for dental prosthetics. Dental implants allow us to fit you with permanent replacement teeth which look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
Dental implants can also be used to securely fasten dentures. The implant retained dentures are fitted with snaps much like those used to fasten clothing, keeping them steady while they’re in and allowing them to be removed freely like ordinary dentures. A set of two or more implants can hold dentures in place far better than any amount of denture cream, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile without discomfort or fear of slippage.
In addition to replacing missing teeth, dental implants help to preserve the health of the rest of your mouth. When you lose one tooth, the others around it can shift and loosen, leading to misalignments and sometimes the loss of additional teeth. Dental implants help to keep remaining teeth in place and prevent them from shifting, preserving as much of your smile as possible. They also promote the health of supportive structures around your teeth, such as your gums and jawbone. Normally after tooth loss, the bone surrounding the area deteriorates over time, resulting in an even larger gap. However, the presence of dental implants encourages the bone to maintain its natural, healthy density, halting this deterioration and preserving as much of the natural structure of your mouth as possible.
If you are suffering from tooth loss and looking for a permanent, aesthetic solution, Dr. Gyurina can help. Call our office today or request an appointment online to receive your consultation about dental implants.