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!
Dr. Kayton and all of his wonderful staff are friendly, professional, and competent. I’ve sent friends and family to them for years.
Great, pain-free dentistry, and a wonderful group of people! My teeth and gums are in better shape than they were when I was far younger, thanks to the great teamwork of Dr. Kayton and his outstanding dental technicians! Two thumbs up!
Excellent visit as always!
Dr. Kayton and his team took good care of me and did a great job. I have my beautiful smile back!
What a great experience. It’s always difficult to find a good dentist when you move to a new area. I look forward to my next visit.
Prompt, congenial, well organized, professional, and patient friendly.
Dr. Kayton and his staff are professional, friendly, and caring people. Every experience with them has been superb. I highly recommend this practice.
I completely trusted Dr. Kayton. He offers the highest tech equipment, has the nicest staff and takes the time to make sure you understand his evaluation.
Painless dentistry. Dedicated and compassionate staff. Efficient. The most complicated dental work I have had has been done here; also the most pleasant and painless.