Every patient who experiences tooth loss and dental deterioration needs to find a restorative treatment in a timely manner. Our O’Fallon dentist office is proud to offer dental implant treatment as an option to our patients. Dental implant treatment not only delivers stunning results, it also helps to support optimal oral health.
The primary part of the dental implant that improves oral health is the dental implant root. When you lose a tooth, the hole that is left in your smile is actually a liability. This hole destabilizes your smile, and it can become a site of jawbone deterioration over time. Additionally, because you no longer have a tooth serving as a “placeholder” along your gum line, your natural teeth may start to shift.
Dental implants can help you avoid all of these problems, thanks to their innovative design. Dental implants are crafted with roots that extend into the patient’s jawbone. These roots are made of titanium and shaped like small screws. After the implant root is inserted, it…
· Locks into place so that your entire dental implant will feel stable and secure
· Begins to adhere to your jawbone—a unique property of titanium is that it is capable of bonding to natural bone tissue
Once your oral tissues have healed around your implant, our dentist is able to build upon this foundation and complete your replacement tooth. The other two components of your replacement tooth are the abutment (which acts as connector piece) and the restoration (which looks like a natural tooth).
Dental implants deliver great aesthetic results, while proactively addressing real health problems that come along with tooth loss. If you want to learn more, or find out if dental implants may be right for you, give our O’Fallon dental implant dentist office a call or contact us through our website!