Do you want to learn more about how dental implants are used to make your smile healthier after tooth loss? Our O’Fallon dental implant dentists are here to answer your questions and help you take control of your oral health. Read on to learn more about this exciting tooth replacement option…
Q: How do dental implants stay in place?
A: Dental implants are actually inserted into your jawbone by our dentist, so you don’t have to worry about them moving around or falling out of your mouth. This makes dental implants unique among replacement teeth—dentures and bridges sit on top of the gum tissue and are held in place because they’re anchored to adjacent teeth.
Q: What is the dental implant root made of?
A: The dental implant root is a titanium screw that our dental team surgically implants in your bone tissue. This root is made of titanium because titanium actually bonds with natural bone tissue—this process is called osseointegration. So your titanium implant root will support our natural bone tissue, keeping it healthier than it would be without a tooth root.
Q: What does it feel like to have a dental implant?
A: Once your implant is implanted and healed, it will feel just like a natural tooth. Because the implant is embedded in your jawbone, like a natural tooth, you’ll be able to eat naturally and speak easily. Some patients even report that they forget that they have dental implants all together!
If you’re suffering from tooth loss, it’s vitally important that you seek treatment right away. Living with a missing tooth not only compromises the appearance of your smile, it also puts you at risk for oral health problems. Our O’Fallon dental implant dentists are here for you—just call our office to schedule your consultation and get started today!