A tooth implant is one way to replace a missing tooth. A small, titanium post is implanted into your jaw, and over time the jaw bone fuses to it. Once it is fused, a custom-fitted artificial tooth is attached. When taken care of properly, a dental implant can be an excellent long-term solution to missing teeth.
There are several different types of dental implants, depending on how many teeth are being replaced. In most cases, dental implants are not removable, and you don't really have to think about them once they have healed. Some full-arch dentures are removable, which is helpful for cleaning.
Missing teeth are not just a cosmetic issue- they can cause problems in your mouth and jaw. Without stimulation from chewing, you can experience loss of bone in the jaw. Having a missing tooth can cause your other teeth to shift, which can cause grinding, clenching and pain in the jaw joints. If you are missing teeth, you should consider getting dental implants.
Dr. Omido, DDS, specializes in dental implants. If you live in the Wichita area, and are considering an implant, call Dr. Omido to set up a consultation. For more information about Dr. Omido and dental implants, visit http://www.omidodds.com/pages/Implants.html
Contact Dr. Omido DDS today to schedule you're consultation.
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