Dental Implants in Aurora
If you are missing a tooth, you should think of it as a space where a tooth used to be. Above and beyond aesthetics that tooth's purpose was to act as a chewing surface, holding its place with regards to adjacent teeth, maintain the bone structure and many other structural and preventative roles. Without that tooth in place, decay is more likely, bone loss and damage can occur, the surrounding area is more susceptible to periodontal disease and the list goes on.
To avoid bone loss, maintain the proper spacing of your teeth and avoid the maladies associated with a missing tooth an implant may be required. An implant will take the place or more appropriately fill the space that your missing tooth once held.
A dental implant is a small prosthetic post that is placed into the bone of the upper or lower jaw. The post functions as the root portion of the lost natural tooth and serve as an anchor for replacement tooth. Once the post has settled an artificial tooth is attached to fill the space that was once your missing tooth.
A dental implant can help return your confidence and allow you to eat comfortably in a clean, healthy oral environment. Dental implants look and feel exactly like natural teeth, no one other than you and your dentist will be able to tell the difference.
Dr. Charles Weingarten is accepting new patients at his Aurora dental office and would be pleased to discuss the benefits of dental implants with you.