Most people who are missing one or more teeth want to fix the problem, both for their appearance and their dental health. Dental implants, offered by Dr. William Lee and Dr. Pada Chalothorn of TLC Dentistry in Lexington, KY, are perhaps the most innovative and comprehensive dental restoration available today; they create a beautiful and stable smile unmatched by any other treatment. Learn more about the benefits of dental implants here.
How can dental implants improve the look of my smile?
A gap in your smile from a missing tooth might cause you to feel self-conscious, which is understandable. Dental industry studies have shown that a healthy smile is associated with success and approachability. With dental implants from your Lexington dentist, your smile is seamless. There are no gaps, no visible metal or plastic attachments and the porcelain crown is designed to match perfectly with the rest of your teeth.
How can dental implants stabilize my smile?
Despite what you might assume, your adult teeth are meant to be in place for a lifetime. Losing them as part of the aging process is usually due to a lapse in dental care or nutrition. Regardless of your age, however, your teeth function best as a whole set because they rely on the support of each other to stay in place. When even one tooth is missing, the ones next to the empty space begin to shift. This can set off a chain reaction of more tooth loss, even if you wear dentures or bridges because the root structure is still gone. Dental implants from your Lexington dentist replace the entire tooth, from root to crown, and give your jawbone and the rest of your teeth the required support they need to stay in place.
If you're interested in more information about dental implants, we here at TLC Dentistry in Lexington would love to talk with you! Call us today to set up a consultation!