Dental Implants by Comfortable Care Dentistry
Dental implants are a restorative dentistry procedure used to replace missing teeth and offers a popular alternative to dentures or dental bridges. The procedure involves attaching the implants to the jawbone and gum tissue to form a stable base for one or more custom artificial replacement teeth, called dental crowns. Implants replace tooth roots and their appearance and feel are made to match that of your natural teeth. The procedure is safe and is backed by the extensive training and experience of Dr. Kostrzewski.
Why Replace Missing Teeth?
Missing teeth can be an embarrassing eyesore that many adults have had to deal with. Teeth can be lost for a number of reasons but are usually attributed to accident, gum disease, a failed root canal, tooth decay, excessive wear and tear, or congenital defects. Regardless of the reasons we lose our teeth, it is important to replace teeth because missing teeth can effect the way the jaw closes and cause the remaining teeth to shift into these gaps. In addition, people who suffer from tooth loss are more susceptible to decay and gum disease. The shifting teeth can also cause bite problems which can trigger TMJ pains.
All of the above reasons merit the replacement of lost teeth as there is a direct link between tooth loss and the onset of additional oral health issues. If you have missing teeth or recently lost a tooth, contact Dr. Kostrzewski to see how he can help you get a healthy, confident smile.
How do Implants Work?
Dental implants involve the process of replacing tooth roots, so the recipients need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support a secure implant. The restoration includes many advantages including improved appearance, speech, and comfort because they are made to look and feel like your natural teeth. The implant is placed permanently into the jaw bone and is left to heal, a process called osseointegration. Osseointegration allows for the structural and functional connection between the dental implant and the living bone. After the healing process occurs the crown can be placed and you will be left with a tooth that looks and feels natural.
The success of dental implant surgery is amongst the highest of dental procedures. Dr. Kostrzewski and the team at Comfortable Care Dentistry will make you feel comfortable and their experience in performing this procedure is second to none. For more information on dental implants or to schedule an appointment, please contact our office today.
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