If you are missing any teeth, dental implants might be right for you. They can replace those missing teeth and restore your smile. Additionally, dental implants look and function just like natural teeth. You can bite and chew food like normal, while also enjoying a full smile again. With proper care, dental implants can last for many years to come and, potentially, for the rest of your life. Your Lubbock dentists, Dr. Jimmy Hill and Dr. Camie Davis, at Hill-Davis Dental Group, can help you decide if dental implants are right for you.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants serve as replacements for both missing teeth and their roots. The implant portion is actually placed under the gums and into the jaw bone. This allows the implant to be firmly rooted in place as it will act as the root for the replacement tooth. Above the gums, a crown serves as the replacement tooth. It is joined to the implant by an abutment. Once your Lubbock dentist has completed the dental implant procedure, the crown will be the only part of the dental implant that is visible and it will look just like a natural tooth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer multiple benefits beyond just replacement of missing teeth. In addition to replacing missing teeth, dental implants also provide the following additional benefits:
- Restoration of normal tooth functions, such as biting and chewing.
- Reduction of extraneous wear and tear on surrounding teeth
- Permanent installation that can last a lifetime
- No risk of coming loose or falling out
- Closely resemble natural teeth
- Easily cared for just like natural teeth
If you wish to replace missing teeth and want a permanent solution, then dental implants might be right for you. They can fill in the gaps where teeth are missing and give you a complete smile. They can also take the strain off surrounding teeth that had previously been compensating for the missing teeth. To find out if dental implants are right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hill or Dr. Davis, your Lubbock dentists, by calling Hill-Davis Dental Group at (806) 793-0651.