Tooth loss can be devastating. It not only impacts your appearance, but it can make it a challenge to chew and speak properly. Even just one missing tooth can put the rest of your teeth at risk, leading to even more tooth loss.
It’s crucial to replace missing teeth—even molars at the back of your mouth that may not be visible when you smile. Dental implants are the closest option to your natural tooth both in terms of the way they look and function. They also protect your bone health, which provides people who opt for dental implants with a real advantage.
If you are missing one or more teeth, call our Chesterfield, MO dental office to learn more about dental implants. Dr. Robert Rahm can conduct an examination and talk to you about tooth replacement options, including dental implants.
The Dental Implants Process
Unlike other tooth replacement options, such as dentures or bridges, dental implants become a permanent part of your body. Made of titanium, which is almost always well accepted by the body, dental implants are surgically placed to take the place of your missing tooth root. Over time, usually about four to six months, the implants become integrated into the jawbone. Once the crown is placed on top, they function very much like your natural tooth did.
Because they are placed into the bone, your body considers the implant a part of your body, so it still sends nutrients to the area. This protects your bone health.
How Dental Implants Can Improve Your Quality of Life
With dental implants, you can chew and speak just as you did with your natural tooth. Unlike with dentures, there are no food restrictions with dental implants. You can eat the crunchiest apple and juiciest steak without worrying about slipping. You can also speak confidently.
Find Out More about Dental Implants
Give our Chesterfield, MO dental office a call to learn more about dental implants. Call today!