Have You Lost a Permanent Tooth? You Aren’t Alone!
By the time we are in our mid 40s, 69% of us have lost at least one permanent tooth. Over one-fourth of adults between the ages of 65 and 74 have no teeth left at all! With over 500,000 procedures performed each year, the dental implant has become the standard of care to replace missing teeth. At Star Dental, we believe nothing can beat the look and function of dental implants. Could an implant be right for you?
Almost Like Having Your “Real” Tooth
An implant is the replacement option that most closely mimics your tooth. It is made of a post that is surgically placed into the bone where the tooth was to act as the root and a natural-looking crown that is mounted on the post to replace the visible part of the tooth.
The most obvious appeal of an implant is regaining your attractive smile and the ability to eat and drink most of what you could before the tooth was replaced. Because it so closely replicates the missing tooth, an implant retains the functionality and strength of a natural tooth. A dental implant also helps prevent bone degeneration that could result from not replacing a missing tooth or from long-term denture use. With a color-matched crown and the stability of the post, many patients forget they have an implant in place.
You do need to have healthy gums and enough bone to hold the implant to achieve the best result. There may be situations where an implant may not work for you. Your medical history and overall health, especially if you have bone loss, diabetes, or certain cardiac problems, may prevent you from being an implant candidate.
We Are Here to Help Protect Your Oral Health
If you have missing teeth, we will be happy to discuss your options and determine if an implant is right for you. If you would like more information about dental implants, or you haven’t had a regular checkup recently, we encourage you to call now to schedule an evaluation. We serve patients in Rossville, California, and the surrounding areas.