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By R. SCOTT LANGDON DDS
December 23, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental implants  

Dental implants offer an excellent option if you've experienced tooth loss. Whether you've lost one tooth or all of them, your Mooresville, NC, dentist, Dr. R. Scott Langdon can help you restore your smile with implants.

Dental implants look and feel natural

Tooth roots serve an important purpose. They keep your teeth firmly attached to your jawbone, making it possible to chew both soft and hard food. If you choose a tooth restoration method that doesn't replace your lost roots, you may notice a decline in your biting power. Eating harder or tough foods may be challenging or impossible.

Dental implants are small titanium posts that replace your roots. The posts are implanted in your jawbone during minor oral surgery and bond to the bone during a process called osseointegration. During osseointegration, bone grows around the implants, bonding them to your jawbone. Dental implants are topped with dental crowns, restorations that replace the top parts of teeth. Implants can also be connected to bridges or dentures.

Strong roots give you the biting power you need to eat a variety of foods and make eating a comfortable experience. Your new teeth won't slip or irritate your gums and will feel like your natural teeth.

Implants help you avoid oral health problems

Dental implants not only improve the appearance of your smile but also offer a few other important benefits, including:

  • Value: Because your implants bond to your jawbone, they'll never need to be replaced as long as they remain healthy. Dental implants may be the most cost-effective restoration choice if you consider the lifetime costs of the various tooth replacement options.
  • Better Oral Health: Your remaining teeth may shift after tooth loss. Adding implants prevents drifting, makes removing cavity-causing plaque easier and helps you avoid changes to your bite. Your implants keep your jawbone strong and healthy and help you avoid resorption, a condition that occurs when the bone shrinks after tooth loss.
  • Easy Care: You won't need to learn any complicated oral care routines when you have dental implants. Daily brushing and flossing and regular visits to the Mooresville dental office will keep your implants healthy.

Fill the gaps in your smile with dental implants! Call your dentist in Mooresville, NC, Dr. R. Scott Landon, at (704) 664-1188 to schedule your appointment.