Are you tired of living with the embarrassment of living with missing teeth. Many people have lost teeth for many reasons, not just because of poor oral hygiene. No matter how or why you’ve lost your teeth, Dr. Shawna Hoffert at Red Maple Dental in Asheville, NC can help you boost your confidence by restoring your smile with dental implants, the premier treatment by thousands of dentists to replace missing teeth.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants actually replace your missing tooth with a lifelike false tooth. A titanium implant is surgically embedded into the jawbone and substitutes for the root of a natural tooth. Then, an artificial tooth — a crown — is attached to the implant. The crown is designed and constructed to resemble your existing natural teeth and will blend in completely. Once your implant site has healed from the procedure, your new implant will function exactly the same as your natural teeth.
How Can Dental Implants Help Restore My Confidence?
Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants look, feel, function and are cleaned just like your natural teeth. Since implants are permanently set in your mouth, they never need to be removed for cleaning or maintenance. They are brushed and flossed alongside your natural teeth. No one will know you have an implant unless you tell them.
Implants benefit your oral health too. When a permanent tooth is lost, jawbone tissue can deteriorate in the gap where the missing tooth once lived, causing the shape and the structure of your mouth to change and altering the stability of your bite. Your mouth may even begin to have a sunken-in appearance.
Dentures will not resolve this issue as they are merely attached to your mouth with adhesives, not permanently attached to the bone, so no growth and renewal of tissue is stimulated as implants do. In addition to providing a prosthetic tooth, dental implants replace the root from the missing tooth, preserving your jawbone structure and making sure your teeth remain securely in place.
Dental Implants in Asheville, NC
Dental implants are a major investment in your oral health. Red Maple Dental, Dr. Hoffert’s practice in Asheville, is focused on the long term maintenance of a comfortable, functional smile that provides our patients added confidence and the best possible quality of life. Schedule your comprehensive consultation online or call (828)-358-1925 to start restoring your smile and confidence today.