• St. Marys Dentistry

Missing teeth may be cute in small children, but many adults feel extremely self-conscious about their smile if they have experienced tooth loss. When you lose a tooth, there is a small area on your jawbone that no longer needs to provide support because the tooth and the root structure are no longer present. Your jawbone begins to lose its strength and firmness without that support. This deterioration does not happen immediately, but it is a concern for anyone who has missing teeth. Tooth loss can actually change your facial structure.

Dental implants are tooth replacement solutions that can actually protect your dental health by simulating your natural tooth and tooth root structure. A dental implant is a manufactured post that is designed to create a stable foundation for a natural looking tooth restoration. Placed directly into the jawbone, a dental implant is the closest thing to your natural tooth.

Dental implants are very strong because of the method of placement. There is no problem with slippage, which means that you can eat and speak with comfort and confidence. Looking at a smile with dental implants is like looking at a smile with natural teeth.