Have you ever heard of dental implants? Although dentures are some of the most popular and most commonly known forms of tooth replacements, dental implants give you a highly effective and extremely durable realistic-looking tooth replacement that looks and functions much the same as normal teeth. Furthermore, they are extremely durable and can last a lifetime.
Dental implants are permanent tooth replacement treatments that are inserted directly into your jawbone. In order for a dental implant to be held in place, your jawbone must be strong enough to hold the implant effectively. If your jawbone is not strong enough, a bone grafting treatment may be required.
If a dental implant is placed in your mouth, the relationship between the implant and the bone will actually strengthen over time. This means that as you age, the hold the implant has in your mouth will be even tighter. This process is known as Osteointegration. The durable hold given by dental implants is extremely effective for allowing you to enjoy all the foods and meals you desire. Thanks to the durable hold that dental implants can provide, zero food restrictions exist.
Depending on your oral health, our dentist at Sharpe Dental Studio can help you find which treatment will work best for you. Dr. Virginia Sharpe and our team would love to see you at our dentist office in Santa Fe, New Mexico. To schedule an appointment, please call us at 505-982-4686. Visit us today, and enjoy the season with a smile!