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When a tooth is removed via extraction, periodontal disease (gum disease, which is a fairly frequent cause) or trauma, the surrounding area undergoes a morphological transformation.
Your jaw bone begins to cave in as the missing tooth’s remaining structure is dissolved, altering your jaw’s form. As a result, your appearance will alter since the muscles of your face are supported by your teeth.
Dental implants are often made of titanium, and they act as artificial roots for dental prosthetics, such as a crown. Not only will a successful dental implant prevent jawbone atrophy, but they restore the look, function, and beauty of your natural teeth.
After our dentist examines your mouth and the area you are considering a dental implant, he will place the implant into your jawbone. Over the course of time, the jawbone will fuse with your new implant creating a strong bond for the dental crown to be placed onto.
People who get dental implants report that they are able to eat a wider variety of foods, are able to speak easier, and have much more confidence than those with missing teeth or those with dentures.
Dental implants are the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. You should care for your dental implants in the same way that you would care for your natural teeth, through brushing twice daily and flossing daily.
Dr. Goodridge will be able to determine your candidacy for receiving a dental implant when you schedule an exam with. If you are interested in getting dental implants, please contact our Chapel Hill Dentist and schedule an appointment!
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