If you have missing teeth, it is crucial to replace them. Without all your teeth, chewing and eating can destabilize your bite and cause you discomfort. When teeth are missing, your mouth can shift and even cause your face to look older. Dental implants are a great way to replace your missing teeth, and Regis Court Dental Associates in Eau Claire can put in implants for you!
A dental implant is a new tooth made of steel and porcelain that looks just like your natural tooth. It's composed of two parts that mimic a tooth's root and crown. The "root" is a titanium steel rod placed into the jaw bone to act as a root. Once the rod is in place, a porcelain crown is attached to replace the top part of your tooth.
Dental implants may also be used to anchor dentures, especially lower dentures that tend to shift when you talk or chew. Plus, for patients with removable partial dentures, dental implants can replace missing teeth so that you have a more natural-looking smile.
Contact our dental office to learn more about dental implants.