There are many concerns you face once you experience tooth loss – with even one tooth missing, it can be harder to speak, bite, and chew. It can also make you uncomfortable with your appearance, as a missing tooth can make you seem older than you are, and appear less healthy. When you address tooth loss with a prosthetic supported by a dental implant, you can enjoy daily functional benefits, as well as more confidence in the way you look. Your Rapid City, SD dentist can talk to you about having your implant placed and restored, so that you can feel that your complete smile has been returned to you.
Your Dental Implants Make Daily Life With Your Prosthetic Easier
Implants make your restoration more stable, which means you can have more confidence in it during meals. It can also make life easier simply by being more comfortable, as the stability provided mimics the kind of support your natural teeth receive from their roots!
Enjoying Long-Term Benefits From Your Implant-Supported Prosthetic
One big benefit to a dental implant is that implant-supported prosthetic work can prevent jawbone resorption from occurring, and interfering with your oral health. This condition refers to a deterioration of bone mass, which can have esthetic and functional consequences. Implants prevent this because they create stimulation in the bone, which used to be provided by the roots of now-missing teeth.
Planning Your Implant Placement And Restoration
Your dentist can meet with your to discuss your implant placement, and the receipt of your restoration.
- Implant placement is the process of having your implant put in position. This requires the fitting of this artificial root directly in your jawbone – you will need to take time to heal before receiving your prosthetic unit.
- Restoring your implant means placing your restoration. This can be a single prosthetic tooth placed on a single implant, or the placement of a larger appliance on multiple implants.
Hillsview Dental Can Help You Restore Your Smile With Dental Implants
At Hillsview Dental, you can look forward to important smile improvements when you have dental implants put in place to hold your prosthetic work. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Brian G. Criss, call Hillsview Dental today at 605-342-6652.