Missing one or more of your teeth can present challenges to your daily life. You may find that chewing and eating become more difficult, which causes your health and nutrition to suffer. You may find that you feel embarrassed or self-conscious when you’re meeting with or talking to other people, which can cause your personal and professional relationships to suffer. When you’re missing teeth, it’s always on your mind. The good news is that dental implants may be the solution you’ve been looking for, and Arkansas River Valley Dentistry is your one stop for dental implants in Clarksville.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is by far the best replacement for one or more missing teeth. The secret of the success of implants lies in the fact that they replace both your root and your tooth, unlike any other replacement option. This is important because it protects the integrity of both your teeth and bone.
When you’re missing your root, your jawbone will begin to deteriorate, or resorb, which puts your remaining health teeth at risk for loss because they no longer have support. If you don’t replace your tooth, your remaining teeth will begin to shift into the empty space, which puts them at risk for fractures and periodontal disease.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
A dental implant replaces your root with a titanium post that integrates with your bone over time, and your tooth with a porcelain crown that is durable and aesthetically appealing. Your crown will be custom blended to match your existing teeth and naturally complement your smile.
Your dental implant mimics your natural tooth in that you’ll be able to eat, chew, talk, brush and floss as you always did with your natural tooth. Dental implants are very durable and can potentially last a lifetime with excellent home care and regular dental check ups.
Am I a Candidate For Dental Implants?
If you’re looking for an implant dentist in Clarksville, the team at Arkansas River Valley Dentistry is a great place to start. Dr. Stephen Fisher, Dr. James Cook and Dr. Lauren Nichols round out the highly skilled team at Arkansas River Valley Dentistry, and because of their advanced training in implant dentistry you’ll be able to complete your implant from start to finish in the comfort of our office, surrounded by the team that you know and trust.
Implants do require enough healthy bone structure and good overall health to be successful. Consulting with our doctors is a great place to start, and even if you’re lacking bone we can discuss bone grafting as an option to help support your dental implant.
Don’t let missing teeth hold you back from living any longer! Call our office today to learn more about dental implants and how we can help you.