Dental implants are a revolutionary treatment for replacing missing teeth. Samuel Sigmon, DDS, is a highly skilled dentist who regularly provides dental implants at Full Circle Dental Care in Del City, Oklahoma. Call the office to book an appointment or schedule a visit online, and learn more about how dental implants can improve your smile today.
Dental implants are a technologically advanced method for replacing missing teeth. They’re titanium posts that Dr. Sigmon surgically embeds in your jawbone, effectively replacing your missing tooth root.
Because titanium is biocompatible, your dental implant fuses with your bone tissue as you heal from the surgery, providing a foundation that’s structurally similar to a natural tooth root.
With dental implants, Dr. Sigmon can replace your missing tooth both above and below the gumline. Other restorations, like traditional bridges or dentures, only replace the missing crown portion of your tooth, which can leave your artificial tooth feeling less stable and secure.
Because a dental implant connects directly to your jawbone, it mimics the structure of your natural teeth and therefore feels more natural.
Bridges and dentures also fail to provide stimulation to the area of your jawbone where your tooth root once was. Understimulated bone tissue can begin to resorb, or deteriorate, leaving your jaw in a weakened condition and affecting the appearance of your face.
Dental implants, on the other hand, continue to stimulate your jawbone, keeping it strong and healthy.
Dental implants work best when you have otherwise good oral health. If you’re suffering from gum disease, Dr. Sigmon might recommend treating it before going ahead with your implant surgery.
You also need a certain amount of healthy bone tissue in your jaw for your implants to work properly. The implant anchors into your jawbone, and without enough substance to latch onto and fuse with, your implant won’t be as secure. If you’ve experienced any bone loss in your jaw, Dr. Sigmon might suggest having a bone graft before getting your dental implants.
One of the biggest advantages of dental implants is that they don’t require any sort of special care. Your dental implants mimic the structure of your natural teeth, so you can treat them just like you would the rest of your smile.
If you brush twice a day, floss daily, and visit Dr. Sigmon for regular checkups and dental cleanings, your implants will last a very long time.
To learn more about how dental implants can improve your oral health, call Full Circle Dental Care or schedule a visit with Dr. Sigmon online today.