Summer is all about freedom: the freedom to play, to eat, and to enjoy life. While you are out enjoying yourself, you should also feel free to smile without abandon; however, missing or damage teeth might make you feel less free to do so. Luckily, options such as dental implants from your periodontist can help get you back on track. When you qualify for an implant procedure with Dr. Gregory A. Toback of Shoreline Periodontics & Dental Implants, you may find yourself enjoying the following freedoms:
Eat What You Want
Dental implants are titanium posts with a natural-looking crown sitting on top. It is a special prosthetic tooth that looks and functions much like a real tooth. The titanium post is embedded into your jawbone and fuses with the bone through a process known as osseointegration. When successful, this keeps the post securely in place, so you can eat the foods you want without restriction.
Talk All You Please
A securely placed dental implant will not move around, which means you do not need to remove it for cleaning and you do not have to worry about it slipping awkwardly while you are speaking. This makes it easier to move your jaw in general and restore your power of speech.
Smile for the Photos
Dr. Toback will make sure the crown placed on top of your implant looks like a natural tooth, down to the color. This means no one else should be able to distinguish your implanted tooth from your real teeth, which leaves you free to smile wide for every summer photo. To keep your dental implants smile-ready, all you need to do is care for it the way you do your real teeth – that is, to brush and floss twice a day and see your periodontist at least twice a year.
Get Started Today
If you are ready to get the freedom of your smile and use of your teeth back, it may be time to discuss dental implants with Dr. Toback. Contact our office in Westerly, RI or New London, CT today to schedule your consultation.