Do you feel embarrassed about a lost tooth? Do you wish you can restore your lost tooth but not sure how to do it? If so, dental implants may be ideal for you. Our dentist, Dr. Nancy Urquiola with Urquiola Dental Center PC in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is trained in dental implants and is happy to help you understand more about how they can help you in your life.
There are many ways a person can lose a tooth. The most common reason among adults is because of gum disease. When gum disease strikes, a tooth can become damaged and eventually lost, which leaves your smile with a void. If left empty for too long, your bone can begin to deteriorate, which can weaken your gums and affect your chewing or talking. To overcome this, your dentist may recommend a dental implant.
In a nutshell, dental implants are so strong because the implant fuses into your natural bone. The implant acts as a root of your tooth, and because it is placed in your gum line, once healed, it can last the rest of your life with proper care. When the healing process is complete, a dental crown may be used to sit on top of the implant, which appears natural and blends well with your surrounding teeth.
To learn more about smile restorations, or if you would like to see if a dental implant is right for you, please call 734-973-7450 today. Our friendly staff is always willing to keep your smile healthy and strong for years to come.