Many adult men and women experience tooth loss throughout their lifetimes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one-fourth of U.S. adults aged 65 or older have lost all of their teeth. Rather than choosing loose-fitting dentures, showcase a natural-looking smile with the help of dental implants.
Conditions Improved by Dental Implants
Tooth loss can occur due to genetics, periodontal disease, or injury. If you are missing one or several teeth, dental implants can restore your healthy smile. If you have sufficient bone density and good general health, you are likely a good candidate for dental implants. Many cosmetic dentists recommend dental implants because they halt the rapid bone deterioration that occurs at the site of a lost tooth.
Placement of Dental Implants
After scheduling a consultation appointment with your cosmetic dentist, you will begin preparing for your dental implant placement. Continue to maintain your normal dental routine; good oral hygiene is essential for proper healing after your dental implant procedure. It will take a course of about six months and multiple appointments to place the implants, allow the implant roots to integrate with the jaw bone, and apply customized crowns; but this time investment will be well worth your new smile and healthier jaw.
Benefits of Dental Implants
After the procedure and healing process is complete, you can begin enjoying the benefits of successful dental implant treatment. Continue to attend your follow-up appointments with your cosmetic dentist to ensure your dental implant is functioning properly. Your natural-looking implant will improve your chewing, bone structure, and bite function. If you previously used removable dentures, you will be amazed by how stable your dentures have become. Implant supported dentures look and feel like your natural teeth.
Remember to care for your replacement teeth by flossing, brushing, and rinsing every day and scheduling routine teeth cleanings. To consult a cosmetic dentist about planning for the placement of your dental implant or maintaining your new smile, schedule an appointment with Really Smile today. Visit our Indianapolis area office or call us at (877) 619-4857.