Losing a tooth, or several teeth can be stressful. At Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry we offer our patients a variety of tooth replacement procedures that can greatly improve and restore their oral health. Dental implants are titanium screws surgically implanted into the jawbone to which a restoration, such as a crown, bridge or denture, is attached. Dental implants are one of the most beneficial ways we can replace missing teeth at Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry. We have improved many patients’ smiles and quality of life with dental implants.
Dental Implants Benefit Your Health
Dental implants are made of titanium, which is a biocompatible metal. That means your body will readily accept the implant. Your jawbone will form new bone around the implant. This process, also known as “osseointegration” invigorates your jaw and encourages the bone to become dense. This is great news for patients who may have experienced atrophy of the jawbone due to missing teeth.
Dental Implants Benefit Your Quality of Life
It’s no secret that losing a tooth can be a traumatic experience. When you are missing teeth, it’s often difficult to enjoy the same foods or social activities you once did. Many foods may become difficult to eat, and you may start to avoid your favorite foods because they are no longer comfortable. Though we don’t often think about it, teeth also have a big impact on the way we speak and pronounce words. Some patients have expressed concern at the changes in their speech following tooth loss. Patients with missing teeth may even be unwilling to smile in public because they are self-conscious about a missing tooth. Restoring your smile and bite with dental implants can get you back to eating your favorite foods and feeling confident smiling again.