Receiving a prosthetic for a missing tooth – or a larger prosthetic piece to address multiple missing teeth – can improve your appearance, and your dental function. That being said, if you want to enjoy prosthetic support that helps you regain confidence in biting and chewing, talk to your dentist about having dental implant support for your restoration. Implant-supported prosthetics will be permanently locked into position by a small titanium post, which is inserted directly into your jawbone. The stability this arrangement provides will help you regain the ability to bite and chew food with more confidence and comfort. It can also free you of difficulty keeping your restoration secure, making for a more natural experience.
Qualifying For A Dental Implant
Before you are approved for a dental implant, your dentist will need to make sure you are not dealing with any issues that will complicate placement. This may mean undergoing treatment for a problem like gum disease. In other instances, you could require a graft to improve the condition of your jawbone.
Having Your Dental Implant Placed
Once you are approved, you can move forward with the matter of implant placement. They are set directly into your jawbone, which will fuse to the implant over the course of your healing. After the healing has sufficiently taken place, your dentist can supply you with the appropriate prosthetic.
A Fully Supported Prosthetic Offers Real Functional Value
When you have a restoration that looks nice, it can improve your confidence. When you have a restoration put in place that is attractive, while also supporting your ability to bite and chew, it can add significant functional value. Patients who are able to improve their ability to chew tougher foods will be able to enjoy a more varied, nutritious diet, benefiting their overall health.
Talk To Gateway Dental Group About Receiving A Dental Implant
At Gateway Dental Group, our office is committed to providing patients with the care they need to enjoy their best smiles. If you need to address tooth loss, an implant-supported restoration can provide big benefits. To schedule an appointment with our office, call our office today at (515) 244-9565. Located in Des Moines, IA, we are proud to welcome families from the Des Moines metro area and surrounding communities.