Dental implants are a revolutionary dental procedure which can overhaul your smile whether you have one gap, several gaps or no teeth at all. But what can dental implants do for you? Learn about the benefits of this popular tooth replacement option with help from your Bay City, MI dentist, Dr. Gregory Rosecrans.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are a permanent part of your mouth.
The implant’s fixture is a small, titanium post which your Bay City dentist implants into the jawbone beneath your missing tooth. Over time, the fixture integrates with the bone, growing into and eventually becoming a part of it. With the fixture successfully integrated, it is a permanent part of your smile.
Your implants are secure in your smile.
Since the fixture integrates into the bone, it stays put. Unlike other tooth replacement options, implants do not use the surrounding natural teeth or gum tissue to stay in place. Dentures, which rely on suction or gravity to stay in the mouth, may move around or even fall out. Bridges use dental crowns and depend on the surrounding natural teeth to stay in place. Dental implants stand alone, relying only on successful implantation into the jawbone.
Dental implants are the next best thing to real teeth.
Not only will your implants stay in your mouth permanently, they will also look, feel, and function just like regular teeth. The part of the implant which replaces the tooth itself, called a dental crown, is made of porcelain. This material has the same light-reflecting qualities as natural teeth, providing a highly natural appearance. Additionally, the dental laboratory which creates the dental crown can color-match it to your natural teeth, allowing it to blend flawlessly with your existing smile.
Caring for dental implants is easy.
Caring for your implants is as easy as caring for your natural teeth. Simply brush your teeth twice daily for at least two minutes, or about as long as a song on the radio lasts. Be sure to replace your toothbrush when it begins to show signs of wear, usually about every month. Floss at least once daily. See your dentist for regular dental examinations and cleanings at least twice a year to keep your teeth and implants alike healthy.
For more information on dental implants, please contact Dr. Rosecrans in Bay City, MI. Call (989) 892-7832 to schedule your consultation for dental implants today.