When you’re missing a tooth it may feel like you’re the only one in the world. A missing tooth can make you feel extremely self-conscious.
But, you’re not alone.
The average adult between the ages of 20 and 64 has three or more decayed or missing teeth, according to the American Dental Association.
At Millennium Smiles in Frisco, Dr. Dunia Korous provides several options for replacing missing teeth, and most often recommends dental implants.
A gap between your teeth will likely affect how you speak or eat. Even if a missing tooth is not visible when you smile, it could still be impacting how you chew.
Your remaining healthy teeth may begin to shift over time. You could also experience bone loss around a missing tooth.
A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically implanted into your jaw bone, replacing the root of a missing tooth.
A custom made dental crown is then placed on the post to complete the procedure.
Your dental implant will function exactly like a real tooth, making it easy to eat, drink, floss and brush like you normally would.
Compared to bridges and dentures, an implant is the most similar to your natural tooth. Other benefits of dental implants include:
If you have a missing tooth, schedule a visit today or call us at 972-987-4899 to schedule an appointment so Dr. Korous can review your treatment options and determine if an implant is right for you.