Missing teeth can look unpleasant and cause considerable dental problems, which is why it is important to get them fixed as soon as possible. A hole in your smile may mean that adjacent teeth are repositioning themselves and changing the way you look, the way you talk, and the way you chew. As a substitute for missing teeth, Dr. Reeve Abraben can use dental implants, which will restore both the function and the look of your smile. Dental implants consist of a titanium post that is implanted into your jaw and a porcelain crown that mimics the look and feel of the original tooth.
At Lake City Family Dental Center, PA, the dental implant process usually takes multiple visits. Initially, Dr. Reeve Abraben will place the titanium root of the implant where the original tooth was. After this step, a protective cover will be placed over the post so that the bone can heal. Once the mouth has recovered, Dr. Reeve Abraben will then remove the cover and secure the permanent crown in place. Because a dental implant replaces the root of the tooth, this treatment provides a strong and durable replacement for original teeth. Additionally, because the root of the implant is anchored into the jaw, the implant will stimulate the bone and prevent bone loss.
If you have questions about dental implants in Lake City, Florida, call our office today. Our dentist would be happy to assist you.