There are many reasons you may have a missing tooth, but the outcome is always the same: an unsightly and unhealthy gap in your smile. Most people understand the unsightly part, but not so much the negative health impact. You see, your smile may appear as a unit, but it’s really a team effort, and the last thing you want is to hit the field a player short.
The good news is that you have options to replace that lost team member. And while you’re at it, why not recruit the Tom Brady of tooth replacements: a dental implant. Like football’s most crowned quarterback, dental implants are unparalleled in their longevity, performance, and attractiveness.
At Shipp Family Dentistry, we have four compelling reasons for you to choose a dental implant tooth replacement in Columbus, MS.
1st: Most Like A Natural Tooth
The teeth you’re born with are like trees; the part you see above ground is supported by roots that anchor it. A dental implant mimics that structure with precision. First, it has a root in the form of a titanium screw that, once implanted, becomes part of your jawbone. Then, your family dentist will attach a dental restoration to match the visible tooth portion. This restoration is usually made from high-quality ceramic that looks as lustrous and strong as your natural tooth.
2nd: Support Bone Health
One lesser-known impact of healthy teeth is that the action of chewing stimulates bone regeneration in your jaw. So an equally unappreciated threat to your bone health is the absence of teeth. Unfortunately, most other tooth replacement options are anchored to your adjoining teeth or your mouth, so while they mimic the upper portions of a natural tooth, they neglect the root and do not prevent bone loss.
Dental implants support bone health from endzone to endzone.
3rd: Longest Lasting
Due to their amazingly resilient materials and procedure, dental implants have the potential to last longer than any other type of tooth replacement. With the proper care and maintenance, you may expect an implant to last a decade or longer.
Even if you damage the upper portion of your implant, the root will remain, and we may replace the damaged crown with a new one.
Finally, dental implants have expanded to offer multiple teeth and even full-arch tooth replacement options. In addition, implant-supported dentures eliminate the drift and fitting problems common in conventional dentures. Even if you have several missing teeth, a dental implant restoration can provide a custom option to meet your needs.
Dental Implants in Columbus, MS
The Shipp Family Dentistry team never wants your smile team to be incomplete. So if you think a dental implant may work for you, a call or message to our office will put you on the path to a restored and complete smile.