If you have a missing tooth, it can cause problems. Those problems may be cosmetic such as feeling self-conscious and less confident because of a gap in your smile. Or the missing tooth may be making it difficult for you to speak or eat.
There are multiple options available to replace missing teeth. One of the more popular options is dental implants. With dental implants, a metal post is inserted into the jaw, and the replacement tooth is placed on that post. One of the biggest benefits of dental implants is that the post provides solid support for the new tooth. The implant can also help your jaw stay strong and healthy as the bone grows around the implant.
In order for dental implants to work, your jaw must have finished growing, and it must have enough bone to secure the implant, or to support a bone graft. Your overall oral health needs to be good, and you can’t have any conditions that will impact the bone’s healing process.
If you have one or more missing teeth, a dental implant may be the answer for you. To find out, make an appointment to see Dr. Brett Langston at Dental Implant and Aesthetic Specialists of Atlanta in Decatur, Georgia, by calling (404) 321-4588.