When you’re missing one or more of your teeth you’re presented with daily challenges. You may not be able to effectively chew and eat the foods you once enjoyed. You may feel embarrassed or self–conscious about smiling or talking in front of others. You may not even realize that you’re missing tooth is also affecting your oral health. The good news is that dental implants may be the right solution for you, and Dr. Brian Oyler can help. Here’s some more information about dental implants in Lawrenceburg and their impact.
Missing Teeth and Oral Health
When you have a tooth that’s missing, it’s important to think about your replacement options because a missing tooth leads to a host of issues. Without a root, your jawbone will begin to deteriorate, putting you at risk for periodontal disease and more tooth loss. Without a new tooth, your remaining teeth will begin to shift into the open space, putting them at risk for damage. A missing tooth that is not replaced increases your risk for more tooth loss.
What is a Dental Implant?
Implants utilize a titanium post that is surgically placed into your bone to replace your root, and a porcelain crown to restore your tooth. After your dental implant has had time to heal and integrate with your bone, Dr. Oyler customizes a porcelain crown that is designed to match your existing teeth and naturally complement your smile, this will be attached to your implant with an abutment.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a very successful and reliable treatment, boasting a 95% success rate. They offer much more longevity than other tooth replacement options such as a dental bridge because they’re also replacing your root. In fact, with the right home care routine, and regular dental checkups, your implant can potentially last a lifetime, making it a very cost effective investment in your oral health.
Implant crowns offer the same function as your natural tooth, and you’ll be able to eat, chew, smile, talk, brush, and floss as you were always used to. Your crown will look and feel just like your natural tooth so much that no one will ever know you were missing a tooth.
Dr. Oyler can guide you through implant treatment from start to finish. During a simple examination and x-rays, he can determine if dental implants will work well for you, and if so, he’ll oversee the entire process. Isn’t it time to reclaim your smile?
Give us a call today to schedule your appointment and learn more about how Dr. Oyler can help you.