Tooth loss can be detrimental to a patient’s oral health. When a tooth is lost from trauma, extraction, disease, or natural causes, it is important that the patient make a decision on how to restore this missing tooth. Smile gaps can cause:
There are several ways that patients can address missing teeth. While dental bridges or partial dentures can be less invasive, when those methods are not appropriate, the patient may benefit explicitly from dental implants dentistry. Holistic Dental Centers of Cary and Cornelius provide dental implants for patients who want the best for their smiles! Safe, healthy dental implants are zirconium posts surgically placed in the patient’s jaw bone to replace the roots of missing teeth. Benefits of zirconium implants include:
By placing a dental implant, patients can benefit from bone growth. Without teeth in place, bone underneath the gums will disintegrate. Dental implants help promote bone growth through the process of osseointegration.
Dental implants are considered a permanent restoration with a longer life span than dental bridges Partial dentures are removable, and need to be cleaned and cared for regularly in order to maintain them over the years. Adjustments and changes may need to be made to these. Once dental implants are placed and crowned, they will typically last a lifetime with good oral hygiene.
When topped with a well-made porcelain crown, dental implants can be extremely beautiful and blend in seamlessly with the patient’s natural smile. Others won’t even know that the patient has had cosmetic work done. Dr. McMillan, a Holistic Dental Centers doctor, focus on providing amazingly precise and natural-looking restorations for patients who are focused on having gorgeous smiles.
Since dental implants are placed into the jaw bone, they are held in place with bone, just as a natural tooth is held in place by the root. This makes dental implants one of the strongest available restorations, improving efficiency for biting and chewing.
Dr. McMillan offers this and other cosmetic restorations for patients who have the goal of dramatically improving their smiles. Call Holistic Dental Centers of Cary and Cornelius today to schedule a consultation appointment and learn more about the benefits of holistic dental implants.