Dental implants are one of the most important dental advances in the last 40 years. They give dentists the ability to replace missing teeth in a way that look and feel like a natural tooth. The reason implants work so well is that they use an artificial tooth root made of titanium to anchor the tooth into the jaw, allowing it to function just as the rest of your teeth.
So who is a good candidate for a dental implant?
Dental implants are a great option for anyone in good oral health, with healthy teeth and gums. There needs to be adequate support in the jaw for the tooth’s anchor, so those with periodontal disease should consult with their dentist to discuss whether an implant is the best option. Implants can provide a solution for tooth loss due to sports injury, decay, or bad root canals.
If you are missing a tooth, don’t hide your smile any longer. Call us today for a consult at 410-876-2096.