When you have one or more missing teeth, a dental restoration is an effective way to improve your smile and bite. Because a cosmetic dentist can create customized dental implants for your mouth, you don’t have to wear dentures. With the proper care, a dental implant can last a long time. First, you must visit a dentist for a complete evaluation to determine if this method is fitting for you. We at the office of Samuel F. Jirik, DDS encourage you to learn more about dental implants and see if they might be right for you.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are fixtures designed to replace the root of a tooth. They commonly apply to people with only one or two missing teeth, but our all-on-four technique combines implants with dental bridges to allow for replacement of whole rows of teeth. Our implants are fashioned of titanium, making them hardy and lasting. They are also lightweight and biocompatible, designed to actually fuse with the jawbone in a process known as osseointegration. Patients with smaller jawbones can opt for subperiosteal gum implants just above the jaw.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
This approach gives missing teeth exceptional function and aspect. The installation of artificial roots in the jawbone helps strengthen and maintain the integrity and structure of gum and jaw tissue. This improves the comfort of ordinary oral activity such as talking, chewing, and smiling.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Most anybody with missing teeth is a viable candidate for this option. Only those in good health, however, will be fit to successfully undergo it; individuals with cancer, gum disease, alcoholism, and/or uncontrolled diabetes may not experience the height of results as these conditions can influence the ability of the implants to fuse to the bone.
For further information on dental implants and to see if you are eligible, get in touch with the office of Samuel F. Jirik, DDS and book your appointment with us! At our location in Little Rock, Dr. Jirik and his team of dedicated professionals will be elated to explain the process in full, address your questions and concerns, and help you achieve a smile you love to flash. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!