When you were little, the loss of a tooth was exciting, but we're guessing that "exciting" is not the first word that comes to mind when you lose a tooth as an adult.
Not only is your tooth gone, but you’ve probably also lost some of your confidence. A missing tooth also makes it difficult to face the day, go to work, and talk with new people.
Dr. Skinkys takes pride in creating dental implant restorations that restore your dental health and the beauty of your unique smile. He has extensive experience and continues to expand his knowledge of new technology and treatments. Whatever treatment we provide, you can be confident that you are receiving the highest standard of quality care available.
Why Dental Implants?
After 25 years of successful use, dental implants have become the preferred method of tooth replacement for doctors and patients. Millions of people are now enjoying a renewed, healthy smile thanks to dental implants.
A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth that uses a tiny titanium cylinder implanted in the jawbone, mimicking the function of a natural tooth root. This little cylinder acts like a natural root because it generates growth of surrounding bone that supports the tooth structure.
Dental implants not only provide a stable, natural-looking tooth for optimal function, but also support your long-term oral health by minimizing the potential for bone loss.
When Do We Use Dental Implants?
Thanks to advances in dental technology, other effective uses for dental implants have developed. Are you thinking about dentures as an alternative tooth replacement? Are your older dentures causing irritation and discomfort because they shift and move?
Dental implants can secure new dentures or fix the problem of older dentures that don’t fit properly. Implants are placed at certain points along your jaw to support the denture and help the problem of bone deterioration. Dental implants increase your comfort and promote better long-term oral health.
Benefits of Replacing Missing Teeth
You'll eat more comfortably. – Replacing missing teeth with dental implants helps you enjoy your meals and reduces stress on other teeth.
Your smile will look better. – This may seem obvious, but remember that no matter where it is in the mouth, that empty space is always somewhat noticeable.
Your overall dental health will be better. – When you lose a tooth, the integrity of surrounding teeth is compromised. To avoid this, it’s best to have your missing tooth replaced.
Personalized Treatment Options
We’re here for you, and part of our job is to help you feel comfortable and confident about your decision for treatment. We will answer your questions, discuss your goals and options, and personally guide you through each step of the process.
A missing tooth may make you feel awkward about seeing the dentist, but we’re sensitive to your concerns. When there are so many options available, it doesn’t make sense to go through life with missing teeth. Please contact our office to arrange a free consultation, and together we can make the decision about which type of tooth replacement is best for you.