Ideally, you want to keep your teeth for your entire lifetime. However, injury to the mouth, genetics, poor oral habits, and other factors can all cause tooth loss. A dental implant is a modern solution to replace a lost tooth or teeth.
When one or more teeth are badly damaged or missing, a good cosmetic dentist can replace them with a dental implant. An implant involves placing an FDA-approved titanium root form which directly integrates with the jawbone. This foundation connects to a crown, which takes the place of the original tooth. Implants will not break down or decay.
Similar to other cosmetic dental procedures, receiving an implant requires you to have a dental exam and molds and/or images taken of your mouth.
The entire implant process can take several months because you need to allow time for bone to heal. Once complete, you’ll have a fantastic looking natural-tooth alternative that can last a lifetime.
Dr. Ghim looks forward to providing your dental implant and improving your smile. Call or email our Ballantyne office today to receive a consultation.