What Are Dental Implants?
Sometimes when you lose a tooth, either through trauma or if it has to be extracted due to excessive decay, it’s tempting to save a few dollars and leave the gap. That’s a bad idea for a variety of oral health reasons.
A better idea is to replace that missing tooth with a dental implant. Dental implants are the best replacement for a missing tooth or teeth.
Dr. Sorensen places implants at Blue Water Dental of St. Johns.
What Is A Dental Implant?
A dental implant is named for its base. The base is a titanium prostheses shaped like a screw. It is screwed down into the hole formerly occupied by the natural tooth root. The human body accepts titanium, so the jawbone then grows around the implant, making it a part of the jaw. A post is placed into the implant and an artificial tooth is attached to the post. Because they are anchored into your jaw, just like natural teeth, dental implants function and feel just like natural teeth.
What Are The Advantages Of Having A Dental Implant?
Dr. Sorensen believes dental implants to be the best tooth replacement option. Here’s why.