If you’ve been living with the embarrassment of having a smile with missing teeth, you don’t have to hide your smile anymore. Many people have lost or damaged teeth, and it’s not only due to poor oral hygiene. But, no matter the reason for tooth loss, Dr. Brent L. Blaylock, a skilled and professional dentist in Durham, NC, can help you restore your confidence with dental implants, the premier treatment preferred by thousands of dentists to replace missing teeth.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants actually take the place of your missing tooth. A titanium or zirconium implant screw is surgically embedded into the jawbone and replaces the tooth’s root. Then, an artificial tooth called a crown is attached to the implant, which will help it blend in with your existing teeth. Once you have healed from the implant surgery, you can use your new implant exactly the same way you would with your natural teeth.
How Can Dental Implants Help Restore My Confidence?
Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants are used and cleaned just like your natural teeth. Since they are a permanent addition to your mouth, there is no need to remove the implant and clean it before placing it back in your mouth. You can still brush and floss normally, as implants do not require any special cleaning. No one would know you had an implant unless you told them.
Implants can help restore your confidence in your oral health as well. When a permanent tooth is lost, the jawbone can actually change shape and cause harm to the structure of your mouth and the stability of your bite. Dental implants replace the root from the missing tooth, preserving your jawbone’s structure and making sure your teeth remain securely in place.
Dental Implants in Durham, NC
Implants are a long-term investment in your oral health. Dr. Blaylock’s practice in Durham, NC, is focused on the long-term maintenance of a comfortable, functional smile that provides confidence and the best possible quality of life. Schedule your comprehensive consultation online or call 919.518.9963 to start restoring your smile and confidence today.