When your tooth is failing or missing, it presents daily challenges that most of us take for granted. For example, talking and smiling if front of other people may feel embarrassing because of your missing tooth. You may also have trouble chewing and eating the foods you would normally enjoy. All this has an impact on your confidence and self-esteem. Did you know that there are wonderful options available to restore your missing tooth? Dr. Monica Boehmer, your dentist in Albuquerque, discusses replacement options for your missing tooth.
Dental implants in Albuquerque have quickly become the gold standard in dentistry for replacing one or more missing teeth, and they work well for most patients. They’re very reliable and boast a 95% success rate. The secret behind this success lies in the fact that they replace both your tooth and your root, which maintains the integrity of your oral health. They can also be used to support other dental prosthetics such as a bridge or denture, which can be used to restore multiple missing teeth up to an entire arch.
The Implant Process
Your new root consists of a titanium post that is surgically placed into your bone and will naturally integrate with it over time. This creates a solid foundation for your new tooth, which is a high quality porcelain crown. Dr. Boehmer works closely with a specialist for surgical placement of your implant, and it will require a few months to heal and integrate. After the appropriate healing time, Dr. Boehmer will customize your implant crown so that it naturally complements your smile and matches your existing teeth.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Because it closely mimics your natural tooth, a dental implant offers the same function you had before, which means that you’ll eat and chew with ease again. They’re also easy to care for, as you’ll be brushing and flossing like normal as well.
Implants offer great longevity, as with excellent home care and regular dental checkups they can potentially last for a lifetime. This also makes them a very cost effective choice for your long term oral health.
Contact Dr. Boehmer
If you’d like to learn more about dental implants or determine if you’re a candidate for them, the first place to start is a consultation with Dr. Boehmer. With a thorough examination and some x-rays, she can determine if implants are right for your needs. We’re happy to guide you through the process from start to finish, and we invite you to call us today to learn more.