A Look into Dental Implants

One of the very first things people notice about you is your smile, or your lack of one.  At ThoroughDent Smiles, our goal is to ensure our patients’ smiles are the best they can be. Our residents trust Thoroughdent Smiles with their smiles, we provide a variety of dental services to meet your needs.  If you are looking to restore your smile or are curious to learn more about our services, give us a call.  We have years of experience creating the most natural looking, beautiful smiles.  Today, let’s look at how dental implants can restore your smile and your oral health.

 

Why would I need a dental implant?

The need for a dental implant arises when you are missing one or more teeth.   There are a few ways our Georgetown, KY dentist can correct the issue; such as partial dentures, a dental bridge, or an implant.  While all methods benefit your oral health, it is often perceived that an implant results in the most natural looking smile. The purpose of any of our restorative dental procedures is to keep your remaining teeth in place and in good health.  When a tooth is absent, the supporting teeth tend to move into the empty space.  This results in crooked teeth, bite problems, and an increase of risk of tooth decay and gum disease.  By replacing the tooth with a dental implant, we restore your smile and prevent these problems from occurring.

What is the difference between an implant and a bridge?

The differences between a dental bridge and an implant are in the procedure, the longevity of the replacement tooth, and the appearance.  A dental implant looks the most natural; blending in well with your existing smile.  To place the implant, our Georgetown, KY dentist implants a post into your gums where it will fuse with your bone to create a solid artificial root base for the new tooth.  Conversely, a bridge is held in place by supporting crowns on either side of the missing tooth.  A dental implant stands alone and looks like a normal tooth.  The best characteristic of a dental implant is that it outlasts the other dental devices used to restore your smile.  Implants, when well cared for, last longer than dentures and bridges.

How do I care for my implant?

Dental implants require little extra attention outside of your normal oral hygiene regimen.  Brush twice daily and floss between each tooth and implant.  Visit our Georgetown, KY dentist office every six months for your regular dental exam and eat a nutritious diet.  With the right amount of care, your implant will last for years to come.

If you are ready to restore your smile, simply give us a call.  We are happy to sit down with you and discuss our restorative dental procedures so you can decide what service is best for you.  Find more information on our website and Facebook page or pick up the phone to schedule your appointment today.  We love creating smiles and look forward to seeing you!