Many people, for one reason or another, will need to have at least one tooth replaced in their lifetime. It might have been damaged over time by disease or a bad bite, or knocked out during a game of backyard football. Regardless of the reason for the loss of the tooth, it is best if it is replaced. And one of the best ways to replace a tooth is with a dental implant.
Dental implants are one of the greatest developments in modern dentistry. Instead of only replacing the visible portion of a tooth, as with many restorations, implants permanently recreate the entire structure of a lost tooth. To start, Dr. Nathan Lester inserts a titanium screw, called a post, directly into the bone of the jaw. It will serve as the root for the new crown to follow. This setup allows for a stronger, more natural bite and a restoration entirely independent of other teeth. Once the bone grows around the post, it can support a new replacement crown. It will look and feel just like a real tooth.
Dental implants can be used to support a single tooth, a bridge, and partial and full dentures. As long as a person is in good health and has adequate bone structure, he or she is likely a good candidate to receive implants. Of course, a consultation with Dr. Nathan Lester will be needed to determine what the best restoration option is for you, but dental implants have provided strong, revived smiles to people for years. Please call Bear River Dental in Evanston, WY, today to learn more and schedule a consultation.