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Replace Your Missing Teeth with Charlottesville Dental Implants

added on: September 6, 2013


No one gets excited about the idea of a missing tooth, except maybe for little children waiting for the tooth fairy.  Unfortunately there are so many opportunities to lose a tooth – car accidents, a slip on the ice, sports, sometimes even an exuberant puppy could knock a tooth out. Then, of course, there is decay, heritage, gum disease, and stress. That’s right! Even stress can cause tooth loss. When you clench your teeth, they can crack and break or gradually wear down and become increasingly vulnerable to decay. Now there is a great alternative to dentures from your Charlottesville implant dentist, Dr. Jack Kayton, to replace your teeth so comfortably and naturally, you may forget that they aren’t your own, natural teeth.

Saving Your Smile with Dental Implants

Dental implants are kind of amazing! Whether you have heard of dental implants already or not (implants have been placed since 1952), you may not realize how completely they mimic nature and the feeling and function of natural teeth. The main component of an implant is the small titanium post. When implanted into the jawbone, this post fuses with existing bone and replaces the roots of the teeth that were, or should have been, there. Fusing to the bone is a big deal: because your body so completely accepts the titanium post, it acts as if the tooth root is still there. Bone loss, inevitable when a tooth is lost, is halted and your jaw stays firm and strong, and your face remains more youthful looking. Once the posts are healed in place, we top the metal posts with a beautiful life-like tooth or crown.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

We could go on and on about the benefits of dental implants but to save you some time, here is a list of some of the more important ones:

  • Dental implants do not come out.

  • They are a more permanent solution for missing teeth than a bridge or denture.

  • Dental implants look and function just like a real tooth.

  • They will not pinch, chafe, clack or come loose at inopportune moments.

  • They do not interfere with your speech.

  • They allow you to brush, floss and irrigate as you usually would, with no inconvenient removal or soaking!

  • They let you eat virtually any food you choose without concern – anything from apples and corn on the cob to a nice juicy steak!

If you are missing a tooth or teeth, please call your Charlottesville implant dentist, Dr. Jack Kayton. We can help you decide if you are a good candidate for implants and get you on the road to smiling with confidence and beauty today!

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