If you’ve been suffering in silence trying to hide a missing tooth when you talk or smile, you don’t have to keep it to yourself anymore. Many people have missing teeth, and poor oral hygiene is not always the reason. No matter why you may be missing a tooth, Dr. Harry McCool, a dentist in Lilburn GA can help you restore your confidence with dental implants, the premier treatment recommended by thousands of dentists to replace missing teeth.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants actually fill in the gap left by your missing tooth. A metal implant is surgically implanted into the jawbone to replace the root of the tooth. Then, a replacement artificial tooth called a crown is attached to the implant. This crown is modeled after your existing teeth and blends in seamlessly. Once the site of the implant surgery has healed, you will be able to use your new implant exactly the same way you would your natural teeth.
How Can Dental Implants Help Restore My Confidence?
Unlike other tooth replacement options such as bridges or dentures, dental implants are used and cleaned just like your natural teeth. Since they are a permanent addition to your mouth, they don’t need to be removed to be cleaned. You can still brush and floss normally, as implants are placed individually in your gums and do not require any special technique to clean. No one will suspect you have an implant unless you tell them.
Implants can help maintain your oral health as well. When a permanent tooth is lost, the jawbone can actually change shape due to bone loss, causing your teeth to shift your bite to shift and your mouth can begin to appear sunken if you’ve lost several teeth and have not replaced them with implants. Dental implants replace the root from the missing tooth, promoting the growth of new healthy bone tissue and preserving your jawbone’s structure, ensuring your teeth remain securely in place.
Dental Implants in Lilburn, GA
Implants are a long-term investment in your oral health. Dr. McCool’s practice in Lilburn, GA is focused on the long term maintenance of a comfortable, functional smile that provides confidence and the best possible quality of life. Schedule your comprehensive consultation online or call our office at (770) 450-4407 to start restoring your smile and confidence today.