Congratulations! You've decided to restore your tooth with a dental implant. In doing so, you've chosen the best tooth replacement dentistry has to offer. Now you need to know how to care for your dental implant in order to make the most of your new tooth. Here's more information about dental implants in Monroe.
What is a Dental Implant?
An implant is so successful because it restores both your tooth and your root. A biocompatible titanium post is surgically placed into your bone to replace your root and create a firm foundation for your new tooth, which is a high quality porcelain crown. Our doctors customize your new crown to match your existing teeth so it naturally complements your smile and no one will ever know you were missing a tooth. Your new root keeps your bone healthy and stimulated, while your new tooth keeps your remaining teeth from shifting, and this is how an implant protects the integrity of your oral health.
How to Care for a Dental Implant
The good news is that implants are very easy to care for as they function just like your natural tooth. You'll be able to brush and floss as you were used to doing, and you'll eat, chew and smile with ease once again. Implants are a great long-term investment in your oral health because they offer great longevity. With excellent home care and regular dental checkups, your implant can potentially last a lifetime.
Dental Implants and Multiple Missing Teeth
Patients who are missing multiple teeth can also enjoy the benefits of dental implants. This is because they can be used to support dental prosthetics such as a denture or dental bridge. By strategically placing implants during the surgical procedure, our doctors can create prosthetics that are designed to snap into the implants and provide a secure fit for the appliance. Denture wearers who use dental implants for support are enjoying a better fit with no movement or slippage when they talk or eat.
At Kuras Dental Health Associates, our team can help you restore your tooth with a dental implant and provide the follow up care you'll need for years to come. Contact our office today to learn more about implants.