Who says tooth loss has to be forever? Replace missing teeth for life with implants.
If you are an adult who is missing one or more teeth do not let this issue dampen your spirits. After all, with all the amazing advancements in dental technology there are so many ways for our Lexington, KY, dentist Dr. Ballard Morgan to replace your missing teeth and to restore your smile. One way is through the placement of dental implants.
Dental Implants Can Save Smiles
Dental implants serve as a durable, permanent foundation from which to support a false tooth. This small metal post, typically made from titanium, is placed by our Lexington, KY, restorative dentist into the jawbone where it will replace your missing tooth’s roots.
Over time, the jawbone begins to fuse together with the implant to become one (this usually takes place over the course of three to six months). Once the implant and jawbone integrate the implant is a permanent prosthetic from which to hold a false tooth or teeth firmly in place without worrying about them moving or shifting around.
Considering Dental Implants
Of course, if you are dealing with tooth loss in Lexington, KY, you may be wondering whether or not you could benefit from dental implants. You’ll be happy to hear that no matter if you are missing one, several or all of your teeth, dental implants can help rebuild your smile. For those missing one tooth, a single dental implant is all that’s needed; however, those who are dealing with significant or total tooth loss will need several implants to be placed along the jawbone to support dentures.
Your candidacy for this long-term tooth replacement depends on several factors including:
- Your general health
- Your oral health
- Your lifestyle and habits
- Your dedication to treatment
- Your oral hygiene and care
- Your budget
Morgan Dental Services in Lexington, KY, is dedicated to restoring your smile after tooth loss. If you are interested in getting dental implants and want to find out if you are a good candidate for treatment then call our office today to schedule a consultation.