Replacing a tooth that has been lost to disease, decay, or trauma is important. The empty space left in your mouth doesn’t help your appearance, and it’s not good for your oral health either.
At Workman Family Dental, we have several options for tooth replacement. But we offer dental implants because they offer many benefits and are the number one choice of doctors and patients alike.
Unlike other tooth replacements, such as bridges or dentures, implants are a truly permanent tooth replacement. The titanium implant is placed securely in your jaw, where it will integrate naturally with surrounding bone and tissue. This means that the implant actually becomes part of your dental anatomy.
Dental implants are versatile and can be restored with a dental crown or attached to bridges or dentures for extra support. The presence of a dental implant in your mouth is also helpful because it prevents the bone in the area of the missing tooth from deteriorating.
Once a crown or other restoration is attached to the implant, you can enjoy a fully functional permanent tooth. The restoration may need to be replaced over time, but the implant will never need to be replaced.
Dental Implants Consultation
There’s a lot to learn about dental implants, and we will be happy to spend some time talking to you about the ways they can benefit you. Please call our Columbia, IL dental office to arrange a convenient consultation.