Dental Implants for Renewed Self Confidence and Peace of Mind

Dental Implants for Renewed Self Confidence and Peace of Mind

cosmetic dentistry CharlottesvilleWhen we lose teeth, it affects more than our ability to eat food or speak articulately. It affects our self-esteem and confidence. Fortunately, receiving dental implants is one method for improving one’s oral function and appearance. Considered both a restorative and cosmetic dentistry service, dental implants can look incredibly lifelike while also being low maintenance and long lasting. If you have suffered with tooth loss, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our oral surgeon.

An Overview on Dental Implants

Dental implants closely mimic the function of biological teeth. This is because they replace both the roots and visible structures of teeth. An implant is a titanium post that is embedded into the jawbone. It resembles a screw with a ridged texture and is only a few millimeters wide. It will eventually stabilize as bone fuses around it, holding it in place. Since bone anchors the implant, the dental implant can hold a tooth-shaped prosthetic like a dental crown or bridge.

If patients choose white materials like porcelain or porcelain fused to metal for their crowns and bridges, they will enjoy a very natural looking appearance as well as renewed oral function.

Benefits of Implants and Cosmetic Dentistry

From a cosmetic perspective, dental implants greatly improve a person’s appearance. Having missing teeth – especially easily visible teeth – is very damaging to one’s self-confidence. In addition to the cosmetic benefits of having a complete smile, dental implants offer unique advantages that other prosthetics cannot provide.

Implants allow a person to eat a variety of food, including foods that are tough or chewy. Since implants are constructed from titanium (a very durable metal) and held in place by bone, they can last for decades and even the rest of a person’s life. Dental implants are also low maintenance. Like biological teeth, they are cleaned by brushing and flossing.

Scheduling a Dental Implants Consultation

If learning more about dental implants interests you, we recommend scheduling a tooth replacement consultation with our doctor. At your appointment, we can determine if you are a candidate for implants and help you navigate you treatment options.

Contact our office today to reserve a consultation with our caring team!