If you’re missing teeth, you may not see it as that big of a deal. Sure, it might affect the way you look in pictures, but that’s it right?
The opposite is in fact true. Missing teeth can cause serious health issues, change the way your face looks, cause bone loss, and even invite infection into your gums. Those are just some of the reasons why Dr. Kamy Noruzi recommends receiving implants in you’re missing teeth.
What are implants?
Dental implants are titanium screws inserted into your gum in the space where a tooth use to be. The screw is either anchored directly into your jawbone or right above it, depending on the health of your jawbone. These screws are then covered with a crown, shaped and colored to match the rest of the teeth in your mouth.
Do they work?
Implants are far and away the most popular option for people who are missing teeth and need replacements. They function just like normal, regular teeth, and you don’t have any extra maintenance with implants like you do with dentures.
How real do they look?
The other huge upside to implants is the fact that they look far more real than dentures. In fact, the only person who can tell that your implant isn’t a real tooth is a dentist!
At the end of the day, if you need replacements for missing teeth, there’s not many better options than implants. They’ll last as long as you do (as long as you perform usual oral hygiene practices) and there won’t be any embarrassing moments with them falling out like you might have with dentures.
If implants sound like the solution to your missing teeth issues, then call us today at 630-232-7400 to schedule a consultation appointment.