Living with a missing tooth can be devastating to more than just your confidence and daily activities, it also has a huge impact on your oral health. Without a replacement tooth, your healthy remaining teeth will begin to shift into the open space left by your missing tooth. Without a root, your bone has nothing to support and keep it stimulated, so it will begin to deteriorate. Dental implants in Monroe may just be the solution you're looking for, and your highly skilled dental team at Kuras Dental Health Associates can help!
What is a Dental Implant?
Using a biocompatible titanium post to replace your root, and a porcelain crown to replace your tooth, a dental implant closely mimics your natural tooth better than any other replacement option. Your new root integrates with your bone to provide a stable and firm foundation for your crown, this also ensures the health of your bone. Your new tooth functions just like your natural tooth, and you'll be able to eat, floss, brush, and chew as you were always used to doing. Implants are very durable and offer more longevity than other replacement options because with the right home care and regular dental checkups, they can potentially last for a lifetime.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Our doctors can determine if dental implants are the right option for you with a thorough examination and x-rays. They do require a few factors to be in place in order for their success and those are:
- The patient is in good overall health
- There is enough healthy bone structure to support the implant
- The patient doesn't smoke
Dental implants work well for most patients however, if they're not in your future, our doctors can discuss other replacement options that may suit your needs.
Don't let missing teeth hold you back from living the life you deserve any longer! Contact us today to learn more about implants and how we can help you.