Many people have missing teeth, and for lots of different reasons. Disease, injury, illness, genetic issues, and age can all lead to tooth loss, either partial or complete. Permanent tooth loss can be really difficult. Patients can experience emotional distress due to missing teeth, and can also have difficulties with eating and speaking properly.
Tooth replacement repairs your smile and eliminates the related jaw and mouth issues, so it’s important to consult with your dentist to see which method is right for you.
The current best option for tooth replacement is the dental implant. These little inventions are amazing! They look, and feel, just like normal teeth, and are permanently placed into the jaw for the maximum in comfort and convenience.
The dental implant starts with a titanium screw, which is surgically implanted into the jaw. This screw acts as the root of the tooth. Once the jaw and gums have healed, the artificial tooth is mounted onto the titanium rod, and you have your new tooth! It looks like a real tooth, it feel like a real tooth – in fact, you even brush and floss it like a real tooth.
Offering this cutting-edge tooth replacement technology is just one of the ways Rochford Family Dental keeps its commitment to offering our patients the latest in dental advances. If you have missing teeth, ask us at your next visit about dental impants!