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By Erena & Peterson Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
September 24, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  
Dental Implants ImageIf you’ve ever enjoyed an ice hockey game, whether live or in the comfort of your own living room, you’ve probably noticed that a lot of the players are missing teeth. Such are the hazards of sports! However, if you also enjoy participating in certain sporting endeavors, then you are all too aware that losing teeth is a common occurrence. Maybe you have even experienced this problem first hand and you’re tiring of going around with a gaping smile. We know how discouraging it can be to not have your smile exactly as you want it; however, now you can replace those missing teeth and restore your smile with dental implants at our Lexington oral surgery office. 
 
“What are dental implants?” you might be wondering. Let your dentist tell you about this wonderful way to solve tooth loss.
 

Getting Your Dental Implants, the Entire Process

Once your cosmetic dentist has already deemed you a healthy candidate for implant dentistry, the first real step in the treatment process is to place a small metal post into your jawbone. This implant serves the same purpose as a tooth’s root. The metal post will be given a couple months to heal to allow the bone and surrounding tissue to fuse with it, giving you a solid, permanent foundation.
 
Once your mouth has been given ample healing time, one of our Lexington oral surgeons will then place an artificial tooth on the implant. This tooth is made with only the latest technology, so it has the same look and color as the rest of your natural teeth. No one will ever be able to tell the difference.
 

Major Benefits of Getting a Tooth Implant:

  1. This is a long-term option for tooth loss. Since an implant is actually embedded into the jawbone, there is no concern that it will come loose or fall out. Nothing could be sturdier than a dental implant. If you treat your dental implants well, you could be looking at a beautiful, perfect smile for many years to come.
  2. Since this is an artificial tooth, you don’t have to worry about cavities. You also don’t have to treat it any differently than the rest of your smile. Of course, you should always practice good oral hygiene.
  3. Increase your self-confidence. A smile says a lot about you, and if your smile doesn’t look its best, it can take a toll on your self-esteem. Why not give yourself a confidence boost by treating yourself to a refreshed and revitalized smile?
  4. Enjoy your favorite foods again! This might not be the first thing that comes to mind, but if you’ve ever suffered through a meal because of tooth loss, then you know how frustrating it can be. But with dental implants, now you don’t have to fear every meal. In fact, now you can sit back and relish every last morsel.

Call Erena & Peterson, PLLC for Dental Implant

Are you ready to end your tooth loss problems once and for all? Our oral and maxillofacial services in Lexington are ready to help give you the smile you’ve never thought possible. Contact us today to set up an appointment.
 
Have dental implants changed your life? If so, we would love to know in what ways they have made your life just a little bit easier. No change is too small. We want to hear it all!