If you’ve been hesitant to smile because you’re trying to conceal a missing tooth, you don’t have to keep it to yourself. Many people are missing teeth, and it’s not always because of poor oral hygiene. No matter the reason for the lost or damaged tooth, Dr. Karl Neuhaus and Dr. Walter Neuhaus at Creekside Dentistry & Implantology in Amherst, NY can help you restore your confidence with dental implants, the premier treatment recommended by thousands of dentists to replace missing teeth.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants actually replace your missing tooth from the root up. A titanium implant is surgically implanted into the jawbone to support a crown. The crown, an artificial tooth surface used for biting and chewing, will blend in with your natural teeth as well as restoring functioning. Once you have healed from the implant surgery, your new implant can bite and chew exactly as you would with a natural tooth.
How Can Dental Implants Help Restore My Confidence?
Unlike other tooth replacement options, the hygiene of dental implants is maintained just like your natural teeth. Because they are a permanent addition to your mouth, they will never need to be removed and cleaned as you would dentures. You can still brush and floss normally and it is most likely that no one will know you have an implant unless you tell them.
In addition to improving your oral health, implants can help restore your confidence as well. When a permanent tooth is lost, the jawbone can actually change shape and cause harm to the structure of your mouth and stability of your bite. Missing teeth can cause the jawbone to erode and the mouth to shrink, permanently changing the shape of your face. Dental implants replace the missing tooth from the root up, making sure your teeth remain securely in place and preserving the appearance of your facial structure.
Dental Implants in Amherst, NY
Implants are a long-term investment in your oral health. Creekside Dentistry & Implantology, Dr. Neuhaus’s practice in Amherst, NY, is focused on the long term maintenance of a comfortable, functional smile that improves oral health, confidence and your overall quality of life. Schedule your comprehensive consultation online or call (716) 262-8070 to begin restoring your smile and confidence today.