The purpose of teeth implants is to maintain the integrity of your jaw and improve overall dental health. They consist of a post implanted into the bone. The bone gradually grows around the post firmly holding it in place just as it does a natural tooth root. There is an abutment on the top of the post where our specialist can attach a crown or artificial tooth that matches the rest of your teeth.
What is Wrong with Gaps Between Teeth?
Gaps between teeth may appear because of tooth loss from injury or decay. In some cases, gaps form because the teeth have shifted. Along with damaging the jawbone’s integrity, gaps can cause teeth to shift position creating more gaps in some areas and overcrowding in others. When a gap has been there for some time, you cheek may begin to sag into the gap and make you look older than you are. Teeth implants are not only beneficial for your dental health – they also improve your appearance.
How Teeth Implants Work
There are several teeth implant options. One tooth or multiple teeth can be implanted. Teeth implants may also be used to anchor dentures. This is a great advantage because the dentures will no longer be able to shift in your mouth when you eat or speak.
You don’t take teeth implants out at night and they will last for many years if you care for them properly. Implants work just like natural teeth; you can eat your favorite foods and brush and floss as you usually do. With teeth implants you need to continue your regular dental checkups every year so they can also be monitored.
Who is a Candidate for Teeth Implants?
Most people who have lost teeth are good candidates for teeth implants. You need to have overall good health because some conditions may affect the bone growth process. When you meet our specialist for an examination of your teeth and gums, you should mention your medical history and any medication you are taking.
Get in Touch with Us to Find Out More
If you have gaps in your teeth, you may consider teeth implants to regain your dental health and improve your appearance. You can learn more about the procedure when you make an appointment with Implant Dentistry of Virginia! At our convenient location in Virginia Beach, our welcoming and dedicated staff will be ready and eager to explain your options in greater detail, address any questions or concerns you may have, and help you achieve a smile you love to bare. Contact us today to set up your consultation!