Missing teeth can happen for a number of reasons. Perhaps your genetics leave you predisposed to poor oral health. Maybe you were injured while playing sports or on the job. Regardless of why you have missing teeth, you may find you have trouble chewing or speaking probably. You might even find you lack the confidence you once had. Luckily, there is a solution to be found in dental implants.
Dental implants are comprised of several pieces. If you come to us for implants, periodontist Dr. Curry Leavitt begins with a consultation to determine if the procedure is right for you. If it is, we begin by removing any leftover pieces of your natural tooth and, if necessary, grafting bone into the spot where your implants will sit. Next, we implant small titanium rods into your gums. Once healed, the rods attach to small abutments, which then hold the new teeth. In some cases, temporary false teeth may be utilized during the healing period.
Implants have numerous benefits. They look exactly like your natural teeth to the naked eye, meaning you never need to worry that someone knows you have false teeth. A full set of teeth makes it easier for you to chew and enjoy all the foods you used to. They make it easier for you to speak as well. Because implants give you a full set of healthy teeth again, you are likely to feel much more confident in your smile and when talking to people. Finally, caring for them is as easy as brushing and flossing daily and visiting the dentist regularly.
Find out if dental implants are right for you. Contact periodontist Dr. Leavitt at Red Rock Periodontics & Implantology in Las Vegas, NV to schedule your consultation today.