Your smile says a lot about you, and when you’re missing one or more of your teeth it may not be making the impression you’d like it to. Navigating daily life with missing teeth is challenging! You may have difficulty eating and chewing, which affects your diet and nutrition. You may feel embarrassed about talking and smiling in front of others, which affects your confidence. At Arkansas River Valley Dentistry, we understand your challenges and we’re here to help. In fact, you may be a candidate for dental implants in Clarkesville.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is the only tooth replacement option that restores both your root and your tooth. A titanium post is surgically placed into your jaw, and after it heals and integrates with your bone, it creates a firm foundation for your new tooth while keeping your jawbone stimulated and healthy.
A porcelain crown is attached to your new root with an abutment, and you have a fully functioning new tooth! Your new crown is customized to match your existing teeth so it naturally completes your smile.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
A dental implant closely mimics your natural tooth, which means you can brush, floss, smile, and chew just as you were used to doing. Implants are a very reliable treatment, boasting a 95% success rate. They’re also extremely cost effective as they can potentially last for many years, and sometimes even a lifetime with the proper home care and regular dental check ups.
Dental implants can also be used to support other prosthetics such as a denture or dental bridge. This offers options for patients with multiple missing teeth to enjoy the oral health benefits that implants have to offer. Denture wearers are finding that implants can give them a more secure fit, so there is no movement or slippage when talking or eating.
At Arkansas River Valley Dentistry, our highly skilled team of doctors is proud to offer comprehensive implant care, which means that unlike other dental practices, they can both surgically place and restore your implant in the comfort of our office. You won’t have to go elsewhere for treatment, and you’ll always work with the team you already know and trust. Almost everyone is a candidate, and the first place to start is a consultation with our doctors. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.