When you are missing a tooth, you really need to get it replaced as soon as possible. Your teeth can move out of alignment, food particles can collect in the gap, and at the very least, your smile doesn’t look as good as it should.
That’s why you need to call our Butte, MT dental office today at 406-565-4458 and schedule an appointment for a dental implant. These long-lasting dental restorations are as close as you can get to regrowing a lost tooth. Our dentists have extensive training in dental implants to help ensure yours will look and feel great.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a form of restorative dentistry. That means they restore your smile to how it was before you lost a tooth. Each dental implant has three parts:
- A natural-looking replacement tooth that’s also very durable.
- A titanium root that mimics the roots of your natural teeth.
- An abutment that connects the two. (This way, if you damage your replacement tooth, you don’t need to remove the whole implant to get a new one.)
The dental implant procedure is routine for our experienced dentists, and they can soon have you back to having a complete smile.
Why You’ll Love Your Dental Implant
There are other treatments that can replace a lost tooth, but here are some reasons why you’ll prefer having a dental implant.
1. Dental implants help keep your jawbone strong and healthy.
Your natural teeth have roots that go into your jawbone. That’s what keeps them in place. But these roots have another purpose. Whenever you chew, pressure follows those roots and stimulates the bone tissue in your jaw. This stimulation is needed to prevent jawbone deterioration.
That’s why you need to call Butte Family Dental today and make an appointment for a dental implant. This includes an artificial tooth root. Not only will this give your replacement tooth the same stability and strength as your natural teeth, it provides that missing stimulation. With a dental implant, your jawbone can avoid that deterioration.
2. Dental implants can flatten your risk of cavities or gum disease.
Everyone has harmful bacteria in their mouth. These cause cavities and gum disease. That’s why it’s so important to brush and floss daily. Doing so gets rid of some food particles needed by those harmful bacteria. But when you have a gap in your smile, food particles can get trapped there, increasing your risk.
By calling us today at 406-565-4458, you can fill in that gap with a natural-looking dental implant. This prevents food building up in that space, making sure your risk of cavities and gum disease do not increase because of it.
3. Dental implants help you look younger.
The longer you live, the more likely you are to have dental health problems. Not only does your body work differently as you age, you’ve had more chances to experience accidents, injuries, and health problems. So when you are missing a tooth, your smile (and the rest of you) looks older than you are.
Call our Butte, MT dental office today to schedule an appointment for a dental implant. These look just like a natural tooth, so people will have trouble even knowing you have a dental restoration. And by filling in for that missing tooth, your dental implant can help you look younger.
4. Dental implants do not require any special care.
Some dental treatments require that you do things differently. For example, braces have restrictions on what you can eat. You might even need a special brush to keep them clean. Even a dental bridge needs a special loop so you can floss underneath it.
That’s why calling us today for a dental implant is a great idea. Dental implants do not require any change to your routine, and they don’t need any special care either. Simply brush, floss, and visit our Butte, MT dental office regularly like you already should.
5. Dental implants can last your whole life.
Your teeth go through a lot of pressure and work. That’s because you need to use them repeatedly every day to tear and crush up your food. Such pressure can mean a dental restoration won’t last forever. Dental bridges, for example, typically only last around 10 years.
By calling us today, you can get a dental implant that lasts a long time. They usually keep working for 20 years or longer, but some people never have to worry about them after getting them placed.