Posts for: February, 2020
If you have experienced tooth loss, you know how distressing smile gaps are. At Thomasson Dental in Madison, your team of highly skilled dentists counter the adverse effects of missing teeth with state of the art dental implants. Dr. Mark Thomasson and Dr. Andrew Thomasson use these artificial teeth to restore smiles to realistic form and excellent function. Learn the benefits of dental implants here.
Above and below the gum line
Each one of your teeth functions both above and below your gum tissue. The crown of a single tooth plays a significant role in:
- Biting and chewing
- Keeping adjoining teeth strong and aligned
- Smiling, personal appearance and self-esteem
- Speech clarity
Below the gums, your tooth has roots and soft interior pulp which attach to the jaw bone, keeping it strong, healthy, and sizable.
Without your tooth, all these things change, and it's not for the better. Confidence, personalty, eating, speaking, and jaw bone integrity deteriorate. Lose more teeth, and the adverse effects multiply.
Enter dental implants
They've been around for about 50 years, replacing teeth from roots to crown. Unlike the familiar options of bridges and dentures, dental implants actually improve appearance, oral function and jaw bone quality because they are surgically inserted into the jaw. Through osseointegration, the bone bonds to the titanium implant, creating a durable, sturdy anchor for the metal post and porcelain crown which complete the artificial tooth.
Osseointegration is not instant; however, it's worth waiting for. Most sites are ready for the abutment and crown in a few months.
Qualifying for dental implants
In his Madison office, your dentist will examine your teeth, gums and bone structure. Important to dental implant insertion and long-term retention is good systemic health and a strong jaw bone. That being said, the American College of Prosthodontists maintains that most adults can receive dental implants and enjoy them for many, many years.
The benefits of dental implants
In general, patients who have dental implants love their new smiles. Personal appearance, confidence, and oral function soar. Biting and chewing is very natural, and the jaw bone retains a healthy shape and size.
Additional benefits include:
- Eating whatever healthy foods you normally enjoy with no restrictions
- Excellent chewing and biting
- Simple oral hygiene (brush, floss, and get routine check-ups and cleanings at Thomasson Dental)
- Amazing stability of implant-supported dentures
- Implant surgeries which are well-tolerated and heal completely
Prepare for a great result
Dental implants can deliver it. If you wish to close gaps and keep your smile strong and good-looking, you should come to Thomasson Dental in Madison, TN, for a friendly consult with one of our dentists. He'll give you all the information you need. Call us at (615) 865-1732.