Missing teeth are often more than a dental problem. They can affect daily quality of life as well as your sense of confidence in your appearance.
Dr. Smith understands the embarrassment and anxiety that often comes with losing your teeth. Our office offers a wide range of options for replacing missing teeth including dental implants. For many patients, dental implants provide the best long term results for both esthetic and health reasons.
Dental implants are the most permanent, natural looking solution for missing or broken teeth and allow patients to eat and speak normally. Dr. Smith emphasizes the importance of maintaining or restoring the stability and health of ALL teeth– even one missing or severely damaged tooth can often lead to complex dental problems down the road. Addressing a missing tooth right away can ensure that you have treatment options and prevent additional problems from developing.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION
If you are missing teeth and are interested in the benefits of implants, schedule a consultaion with Dr. Angela B. Smith. She can answer your questions about dental implants. Dr. Smith will discuss your dental health, cosmetic goals, and budget concerns to determine if dental implants are right for you at the consultation. We are currently accepting new patients at our Loogootee, IN office.
About Dental Implants
A dental implant is a bio-compatible titanium post that is surgically implanted into the jaw bone, replacing the root of missing teeth. When fully integrated with the bone, the dental implant will provide stability and support for a replacement tooth.
A dental implant can be used to replace a single missing tooth or used to replace all of your missing teeth by supporting a denture or over-bridge.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer patients several important dental health benefits:
- Reduced bone loss: the implanted post acts like a tooth root and helps to maintain healthy bone tissue where a tooth has been lost.
- Natural appearance and function: a dental implant is custom matched to remaining natural teeth and can enhance your smile.
- Patients can eat and speak normally: a dental implant fits securely and permanently in the mouth, allowing patients to eat a varied healthy diet without concerns about slippage
- No need for daily maintenance: one of the most convenient benefits, no need for adhesives and fear of an appliance falling out.