Dr. Tony Porter, DDS
A Great Dentist

Dental Implant Restoration

Besides the obvious blemish on your appearance, missing teeth can also create problems you can’t see. A big gap in your smile does not allow you to present your true self because you just don’t feel like smiling naturally. It may also be difficult to eat a proper, nutritious diet if you have trouble chewing certain foods.

At Lyndhurst Dental Associates, we want to help you achieve excellent dental health and feel great about the way you look when you smile. Dental implants restore your appearance, function like a natural tooth, and protect your oral health. They can be used to replace one or more missing teeth, or to secure a bridge or denture.

The Secret Behind Dental Implants

The primary difference between a dental implant and other types of tooth replacement is a tiny titanium post surgically implanted in your jaw. As it heals, the implant integrates securely with the bone.

This post is the foundation for the dental restoration that will be placed at our Winston-Salem dental office. Once the restoration is complete, the artificial tooth acts just like a natural tooth.

Dental implants are the closest replication of a natural tooth that modern dentistry has to offer. Implants look, function, and feel like your natural teeth. Dental implants have been around for decades, and the success rate is very high.

The titanium used for your implant is a biocompatible metal that your body readily accepts with little chance of rejection. Implants are strong and stable, and considered a lifetime restoration with just your normal good oral hygiene.

Replacing Missing Teeth

It’s obviously important to replace a missing tooth for aesthetic reasons. But the bigger problem is the effect that a gap in your smile can have on your overall oral health.

If a missing tooth isn’t replaced as soon as possible, the bone in your jaw can begin to deteriorate. This occurs because there’s no tooth root to stimulate regrowth of healthy bone and tissue.

Without a root to act as a placeholder, surrounding teeth can also begin to drift into the empty space. A dental implant eliminates this problem because it takes the place of the natural root.

Respectful, Understanding Treatment

We’re aware that you may be embarrassed about a missing tooth. But remember that you’re not alone, and we’ve seen people lose teeth for all sorts of reasons. We focus on helping restore your smile and confidence so you can get back to enjoying life.

The thought of getting dental implants may seem a little overwhelming because there’s a lot to consider. But we’ll help you weigh your options and explain the process so that you understand exactly what’s involved.

Please give us a call so we can get you started!

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