Do you feel anxious about your smile because you have missing teeth? Are you constantly in pain due to infected, damaged, or misshapen teeth? Perhaps it is time to consider dental implants.
At Larsen Dental Care in Pocatello, Idaho, we can help enhance the aesthetics of your smile with dental implants, an effective solution for replacing missing or severely damaged teeth.
Dental implants are false tooth roots that help fill in the gaps within your smile. The implant roots are placed directly into your jawbone tissue, where they fuse naturally with the bone. The roots are similar in appearance to screws and will work to ensure that the implant has a solid, stable base.
After healing, an abutment piece is placed on top of the implant. The abutments provide additional support for the false teeth and help secure your customized crowns.
The process of dental implants usually involves several visits to the dental office.
You Have Missing Teeth
When you have missing teeth, it can be quite a struggle to feel confident when you smile. You may want to hide your smile or have difficulties interacting with people in social gatherings. Dental implants can fully restore your smile and your confidence.
Missing or damaged teeth can also affect your ability to eat. In this situation, your healthy teeth are under extra pressure that may cause them to wear down more quickly. Replacing the missing teeth will take the pressure off your other teeth.
Some patients with damaged teeth may even experience extreme pain when chewing food caused by exposed nerve endings.
Many people experience some form of tooth sensitivity when eating or drinking. Dental implants enable you to enjoy the foods you love without discomfort.
Your Teeth Are Broken or Cracked
Although chipped, cracked, and broken teeth can be repaired, if the damage is too extended, you may need to extract them. The perfect solution is to replace them with a dental implant as they are incredibly sturdy and durable.
Dentures Aren't Working for You
Some patients may find dentures uncomfortable. Dental implants offer a solid alternative that won't move around or slip out. Dental implants will also help you avoid pain, sores, and possible infections.
At Larsen Dental Care, we can easily restore your smile with dental implants or other state-of-the-art tooth restorations. To learn more, contact us at (208) 233-7007 or 950 Hospital Way STE B, Pocatello, ID 83201.
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