Dental Implants: So Close to Your Natural Teeth, Even Mother Nature Cannot Tell
Dental implants have greatly advanced over the years, and so have the requirements for placing them. Dr. James Dickson is a gum disease specialist in Columbia, Tennessee with years of experience placing dental implants, which function as artificial tooth roots when placed into your jaw. These “tooth roots” will then hold a replacement tooth or denture securely in place.
Because dental implants do not need neighboring teeth for support, they are more tooth-saving than other options for tooth replacement, such as a bridge.
One of the most successful forms of dental implants today actually replaces the tooth root, as well as the tooth, offering a solution for holding jawbone in place while supporting the teeth. This is a big advantage because when teeth are missing, the bone that had supported these teeth literally melts away. The results of this can be seen in lost lip support, increased wrinkling around the mouth, and a general change in facial appearance.
Thanks to dental implants, bone is preserved because the missing tooth roots are replaced. Bone will eventually form around the dental implants that will perform the same day-to-day tasks as natural teeth, like eating, chewing, and speaking.
Benefits of dental implants:
- Preserves jawbone
- Saves adjacent teeth
- Offers a lifelong restoration
- Feels natural
- Provides a “lift” for your smile and face
As the placement specialist of your dental implant team, Dr. Dickson works with your restorative dentist to create the natural-looking restorations or dentures that attach to the implants.
If you are missing teeth, you might consider dental implant tooth replacement at Columbia Periodontics. Call (931) 380-1101 to learn more or use our online form to request a consultation with Dr. Dickson.