At least three million Americans have replaced a missing tooth with a dental implant, and that number keeps growing each year. At Dennis J. Coleman DDS in Davidson NC, we are providers of these dental marvels.
A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically implanted into your jaw. An artificial tooth goes on top of the post.
One of the things that make dental implants so popular is that they blend in so easily with the patient’s remaining teeth. They look and function like natural teeth, and are therefore an excellent, long-term option.
Another benefit of dental implants is that they prevent bone recession, which is common in people who have lost teeth. The titanium post goes where the tooth root used to be, which strengthens the bone.
For patients missing all of their teeth, implants can be used to anchor dentures, providing a much firmer, more secure fit. Many patients report newfound confidence in themselves, after years of embarrassment caused by missing teeth.
Dental implants are one of the biggest advances in dental history. To find out more about implants from Dennis J. Coleman DDS, contact our office in Davidson NC. We also provide general and cosmetic dentistry, including teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. Make an appointment with us today.