November 15, 2016
What would it feel like to walk into your favorite restaurant and order whatever you like again? How would it feel to smile freely in the family photo this year? When you’re missing a tooth, it’s always on your mind, and it takes a toll on your confidence and your quality of life. The good news is dental implants may be the right solution for you and Ryan Dental Group can help! Learn more about dental implants and the anatomy of the mouth.
Missing Teeth Affect Oral Health
First it’s important to understand that your missing tooth is affecting more than just your confidence, it’s also wreaking havoc with your oral health. When your root is missing your bone has nothing to support and it begins to deteriorate. When your tooth is missing, your healthy remaining teeth begin to shift into the open space, which increases their risk for fractures and gum disease. Replacing your tooth also restores the integrity of your oral health.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is the most successful and reliable tooth replacement option that dentistry has to offer, and this is because it restores both your tooth and your root. A biocompatible titanium post is surgically placed into your bone, and after it’s allowed to integrate with your bone it creates a firm foundation for your new tooth, or porcelain crown. Your implant also keeps your bone healthy and stimulated, which protects against deterioration.
Dr. Michael Ryan is a prosthodontist, which means he specializes in the esthetic reconstruction and replacement of teeth in complex cases and in conjunction with dental implants. This also means that you’ll be receiving the finest restoration for your implant crown when you choose to work with Ryan Dental Group.
Your crown is custom designed and shaded to match and mimic your natural tooth. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, it also provides all the function you had with your natural tooth, which means you’ll be talking, eating, smiling and chewing with ease once again.
If you’ve considered replacing your tooth, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors at Ryan Dental Group, so you can learn what’s possible for your smile.