If you are missing a tooth or several teeth, regardless of the circumstances, Dr. Rachel Sanyk will make sure you never have to become accustomed to the gap in your smile. The end-result of dental implants will look, feel, and function just like a real tooth and can last the rest of your life!
What Are Dental Implants?
If you have ever lost a tooth, you may feel like you’ve never grown used to that empty space in your mouth. Having an empty spot in your smile compromises the functionality of your bite, the normal feel of your mouth, the appearance of your smile, and the overall health of your remaining jaw and teeth.
For example, missing teeth can lead to:.
- Eventual loss of additional teeth
- Serious loss of bone mass
- Misalignment of additional teeth
- Opposing teeth erupting down into the space opened by your missing teeth
Dr. Sanyk recommends that patients who are missing one tooth or multiple teeth seriously consider getting dental implants.
What to Expect
Once you have decided you’re interested in a dental implant, there are additional considerations that must be examined during a consultation. Healthy gums are important to the longevity of a dental implant, so if you have gum disease, it should be treated prior to receiving a dental implant. It is also recommended that you have enough bone in your jaw to anchor the dental implant.
If you suffer from a gum or other oral condition, you can still be a good candidate for dental implants—you may just require additional procedures prior to implant placement. After the implant procedure is completed, you must be committed to taking care of your dental implants and the surrounding teeth through brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits.
Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation
Dental implants have been successful for over 30 years and are becoming the standard of care for most missing teeth. Let Dr. Sanyk help guide you to the right decision for your smile!