The loss of a tooth dramatically impacts your life in many ways. Chewing and eating your food becomes more difficult, and you may feel self-conscious about the appearance of your smile when talking to others because of your missing tooth.
Losing one or more teeth also affects your oral health in ways you may not have realized. Your healthy teeth may begin to shift without a replacement tooth, and your jawbone begins to deteriorate with the loss of the root.
The good news is that Dr. Aiello offers dental implants at our Clinton Township office, which are the best tooth replacement solution for one or multiple missing teeth.
What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are prosthetic roots made of biocompatible titanium that are anchored into your jawbone and support a permanent fixed restoration such as a crown, bridge, or even a denture. Because implants are biocompatible, they naturally integrate with your bone and act as a replacement for your root. This keeps your bone healthy and avoids deterioration.
Individual missing teeth are replaced with a single dental implant and a crown. Your implant crown will look just like a traditional crown that is designed to restore both aesthetics as well as function to your smile.
Although Dr. Aiello does not surgically place the implant root in our office, he works closely with local Clinton Township implant dentists during the surgical phase of your procedure. When your implant has fully integrated with your jawbone, Dr. Aiello will complete the restoration phase of your dental implant therapy.
Unlike traditional bridges that are anchored over natural teeth, implant bridges are supported by two implant roots, placed on either end. With an implant supported bridge, Dr. Aiello can help you replace up to three to four adjacent teeth at once.
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Dental implants can also be used to stabilize a denture or partial denture. Dental implants are strategically placed at points along your jaw, and your denture is designed to snap onto them. Implant supported dentures can be removable or permanently anchored in place. They offer a more stable fit while also keeping your bone healthy, which promotes the longevity of your appliance.
Who is a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Are you considering dental implants in Clinton Township? Dr. Aiello can meet with you during a commitment-free consultation to discuss the benefits of dental implants or other treatment options with you. He’ll perform a thorough examination and take x-rays to help determine the health of your jawbone and if dental implants are the right solution for your needs.
If you are struggling with a failing or missing tooth, we encourage you to contact Dr. Aiello today to schedule your consultation.