Posts for: February, 2020

By Smart Family Dental Care
February 21, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Nothing changes your smile more than losing a tooth. Fortunately, dental implants not only fill the gaps in your smile but also provide a few other advantages. Your Norcross, GA, dentist, Dr. Orson Baek of Smart Family Dental Care, can help you restore your smile with versatile implants.

How Dental Implants Can Restore Your Smile

Dental implants replace your tooth roots with synthetic posts that integrate with your jawbone. Made of titanium, the implants are biocompatible and bond easily to bone. They're added to your jawbone during a minor oral surgery procedure.

Implants are paired with dental crowns to complete the restoration of your missing teeth. Crowns are artificial teeth that are connected to the top of dental implants with screws called abutments.

Important Benefits of Implants

There's no way to hide the fact that you lost a tooth. Every time, you laugh, smile or speak, the whole world sees that gap in your smile. Unfortunately, missing teeth can lower your self-esteem and even affect your career prospects. Thanks to dental implants, you won't have to live with gaps in your smile.

Dental implants aren't just for show. Implants are tough enough to handle biting and chewing with ease. Because your implants are firmly anchored to your jawbone, you'll be able to eat your favorite foods. In fact, most people don't notice any difference in their biting power.

Implants also keep your jawbone strong by constantly pressing on the bone just as your natural roots do. Without continual stimulation, the bone may begin to shrink, which can lead to sagging facial muscles and loose teeth.

Your other teeth will react to a gap in your mouth by drifting toward the opening. Unfortunately, drifting can affect your appearance and change your bite. Adding dental implants prevents your teeth shifting, preserving your appearance and your bite.

Dental implants offer an excellent restoration option whether you've only lost one tooth or need to replace multiple missing teeth. Contact Dr. Baek, your dentist in Norcross, GA, at Smart Family Dental Care, at (770) 446-5700 to schedule an appointment.