People with missing teeth often hide their smile and feel self-conscious. There are many reasons why people may have missing teeth, and it doesn’t necessarily come from poor dental hygiene. Fortunately, there is a long-lasting, functional treatment for tooth loss that can help you improve your appearance, improve self-confidence, and preserve your oral health.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dr. Datta Malyavantham’s Ridgetop Dental team offers dental implants, which are tiny metal rods inserted directly into the jawbone. Artificial teeth, called crowns, are attached to the implants, restoring your natural smile. Dental implants can be used individually to replace a single missing tooth, or multiple implants can be installed strategically throughout the mouth to support multiple missing teeth or even full dental restorations.
Dental Implants Look And Feel Like Natural Teeth
Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants allow you to eat and clean your teeth just like you would your natural teeth. They are permanently fixed in your mouth and therefore do not require you to remove them for cleaning or eating. No one would be able to tell you had an implant unless you told them, and even then they probably couldn’t figure out which one!
Implants can also help protect your mouth from bone loss and keep existing teeth in place. While missing teeth is definitely a cosmetic concern, not replacing them also puts your oral health at risk. When teeth are missing from their roots, the underlying jawbone deteriorates and can cause other teeth to become less stable. People with missing teeth are also at higher risk of further complications from tooth decay. Dental implants actually take the root of the missing tooth, which keeps the jaw bone healthy and surrounding teeth secure.
Dental Implants in Sterling, VA
Implants are a long-term investment in your oral health. Ridgetop Dental is focused on the long term maintenance of a comfortable, functional smile that provides confidence and the best possible quality of life. Schedule your free comprehensive consultation online to start restoring your smile and confidence today.