Life with tooth loss can quickly become deflating. Between your lost confidence in your smile, and frustrating dental troubles, this problem can take a toll on your quality of life. The problems can actually worsen over time, as you can be vulnerable to losing more teeth, and you can even start to lose mass in your jawbone! Your Rapid City, SD dentist can talk to you about prosthetic dental work using a dental implant. After placing your dental implant, and waiting for it to heal, your dentist can provide you with a lifelike replacement tooth, which can have functional as well as cosmetic benefits.
Placing Your Dental Implant
In some cases, your dentist can arrange to perform your implant placement in their office, but in other situations the procedure may be referred to a recommended oral surgeon. The process of placement is important, as your implant needs to be set directly into your jawbone. As you heal, the bone fuses to your implant. The time this healing process takes can vary, and it can be affected by whether you have one or several implants placed.
Securing The Restoration Your Implant Will Support
The right implant restoration can do several key jobs. You can count on your prosthetic to serve your appearance well, as it will be designed to mimic your natural teeth. You can also rely on it to offer support during biting and chewing functions. Your dentist will take care to provide you with a custom restoration, and see to it that it remains secure.
Modern Prosthetic Work Can Offer Lasting Smile Benefits
After healing from your implant placement, and receiving your prosthetic, you can start to enjoy the benefits that come with this restorative dental process. You can feel better about your biting and chewing function when you no longer have to worry about a gap in your upper or lower teeth. If you have received All-On-4 implants to hold a denture, you can be impressed with how stable your restoration feels, and how natural. In addition to improving your appearance, and your dental function, implants help you by sustaining the health of your jawbone, and preventing its deterioration over time. This is a problem for individuals who lose teeth, and it can still occur if you have a prosthetic that lacks implant support.
Talk To Hillsview Dental About Receiving An Implant-Held Prosthetic
At Hillsview Dental, you can rely on quality care to address tooth loss. With the support of a dental implant (or multiple implants, if needed), a prosthetic can offer esthetic benefits in addition to functional value. If you would like to find out if you can qualify for dental implant placement, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Brian G. Criss by calling Hillsview Dental today at 605-342-6652.