If you’ve been self-conscious about trying to conceal a missing tooth, you don’t have to hide it anymore. Many people have lost teeth, and it doesn’t always indicate poor oral hygiene. No matter the reason for your lost tooth or teeth, Dr. Donald Reid at Dental Artistry in Truckee, CA can help you restore your confidence with dental implants, the state of the art treatment recommended by thousands of dentists to replace missing teeth.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants actually replace your missing tooth with a lifelike false tooth. A titanium implant is surgically embedded into the jawbone and substitutes for the root of a natural tooth. Then, an artificial tooth — a crown — is attached to the implant. The crown is designed and constructed to resemble your existing natural teeth and will blend in completely. Once your implant site has healed from the procedure, your new implant will function exactly the same as your natural teeth.
How Can Dental Implants Help Restore My Confidence?
Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants are cleaned and cared for just like your own natural teeth. Since they are a permanent addition to your mouth, the implant will never be removed from your mouth.. You can still brush and floss normally, as implants do not require any specialized cleaning. No one will know you have an implant unless you tell them.
Implants are better for your oral health too. When a permanent tooth is lost and that space remains open, jawbone tissue can deteriorate, causing the shape and the structure of your mouth to change and altering the stability of your bite. Eventually your mouth may begin to have a sunken-in appearance. Dentures do not resolve this issue as they do not bond with your jawbone tissue, stimulating growth and renewal like implants do. Dental implants replace the root from the missing tooth in addition to the crown, preserving your jawbone structure and making sure your teeth remain securely in place.
Dental Implants in Truckee, CA
Implants are a long-term investment in your oral health. Dental Artistry, Dr. Donald Reid’s practice in Truckee, is focused on the long term maintenance of a comfortable, functional smile that provides confidence and the best possible quality of life. Dr. Reid is a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology, graduate of the Center for Advanced Dental Studies, Misch International Implant Institute and is both a pioneer and a founding Father of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry.
Dr. Reid created BiteFX software animations depicting all the destruction effects caused by Temporal Mandibular Disorders. Dawson’s Center as well as universities and private institutions around the globe are using Dr. Reid’s software to enhance students’ comprehension how the teeth and jaw work together to chew. Call (530) 206-0392 or schedule your appointment online to start restoring your smile with Dental Artistry and Dr. Donald Reid today.