Everybody wants to smile with confidence. When you have one or more missing teeth, it’s easy to want to hide your smile, and while replacing missing teeth is important to your appearance and self-esteem, it is also important for your health. If missing teeth are not replaced, it could lead to deterioration of the jawbone, oral disease, and the loss of remaining teeth. Missing teeth has also been linked to certain types of cancers, including breast cancer in women. By far, the ideal tooth replacement option these days is done with the use of dental implants. Maryville dentist, Dr. Lindahl is proud to offer dental implants as a tooth replacement option for our patients.
You might be wondering what a dental implant is. An implant is an artificial replacement for the root of a tooth. They look like tiny cylinders or screws that fix into the jawbone to create an anchor for dental crowns. Implants are the most natural way to replace missing teeth, as they act and function almost exactly like your natural tooth; because they are anchored into the jaw, they create a sturdy foundation which means no problems with chewing or speech. They require no special cleaning procedures, and with proper placement and oral care, should last a lifetime. They can also be offered to anyone in good oral health, with healthy gums and adequate jawbone structure. Dental implants in Maryville are the optimal choice when it comes to replacing missing teeth by Dr. Lindahl.
If you have further questions about tooth replacement, or have been considering the switch from dentures to dental implants in the Maryville area, call our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lindahl. We look forward to hearing from you!