How does the saying go, “Smile and the world smiles with you?” Well, if you suffer from tooth loss, smiling can be an unpleasant experience. Do you hide your teeth from others, hoping they won’t notice the gaps from your missing teeth? Are social situations embarrassing for you, because you wonder if someone is staring at your mouth?
Tooth loss can be an embarrassment and it’s unfortunate when people do not know how simple it can be to fix.
Take a look in the mirror and imagine a full, glistening smile. I’ll bet it would make you look and feel at least 10 years younger. With the latest dental implant technologies, you don’t have to imagine anymore. A dental implant is simply a metal screw that is used to hold a false tooth in place. The success rate for dental implant procedures is very high, above 90% in most cases.
A dental implant is a device that is used to anchor a restoration or fitting that resembles a natural tooth to the jaw of a patient, though it is also common for people to refer to these roots and the prostheses, together, as an ‘implant’. Though they have been fashioned from a number of materials throughout history, most implants used today are root-form end osseous implants that are made from titanium and that, depending on the exact needs of the patient, can support a variety of artificial teeth. As end osseous implants are so named because they fuse with surrounding bone, they are a popular choice for individuals who desire a normal range of chewing movement.
Because an implant’s root is directly attached to the jaw, it’s necessary for area residents who desires to replace a missing tooth to consult a Murfreesboro, TN dentist who is not only experienced with the various implanting techniques and technologies that are available, but who also realizes that quality dental work isn’t about individual teeth: It’s about perfecting a natural, healthy smile. Health is, after all, the true root and reason for all forms of dentistry in the first place, as damaged, diseased, and even missing teeth can lead to greater medical problems. Appearances, however, are also important, as most people only feel great when they know that they look great. Because our practice is rooted in the community, we understand that a Murfreesboro dentist does more than just keep people healthy, as procedures like the application of modern, fully functional dental implants grant people the friendly, attractive look they need to face all their professional challenges with confidence and energy.
Aside from improving your self image, dental implants facilitate chewing, provide support for bridge work, and reduce movement and friction among false and natural teeth.
Many offices offer implant services. Dr. Roy Thompson offers you professional, quality implant services with attention to detail. Contact us today to find out more!
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