Close the Gaps in Your Smile
By Cynthia A. Bolton, DDS
April 17, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Don’t leave tooth loss untreated. Implants can turn that smile implants

Are you an adult who is dealing with one or more missing teeth? While tooth loss might have you feeling stressed, upset and at a loss for what to do, our Reidsville, NC, family dentist, Dr. Cynthia Bolton, is here to tell you that it doesn’t have to feel like the end of the world. While we won’t be able to get your tooth back we can replace it with the next best thing.

So, what makes dental implants the closest you can get to a natural tooth?

An implant is a metal post that is designed to naturally fuse together with the jawbone and tissue to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, or full set of dentures. This metal fixture, often made from titanium, might look small but it’s extremely durable and resilient. No other tooth replacement is as strong or long-lasting. In fact, with the proper care, your dental implant could end up lasting the rest of your life.

Since dental implants naturally meld together with bone and tissue to become part of your mouth you won’t have to worry about it moving or shifting out of place (a common complaint with dentures). It will fully restore both chewing and speech (those with tooth loss may face speech impediments until the tooth is replaced). You can enjoy all of your favorite foods again without having to worry about your tooth.

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

As with any dental procedure, our Reidsville dentist will need to sit down with you during a consultation to determine if this is the right treatment to meet your needs. There are many factors that play into whether or not implants are right for you. Common factors include:

  • Your general and oral health
  • The health of your jawbone
  • Pregnancy
  • Smoking and other habits
  • Age

No matter if you have questions about getting dental implants in Reidsville, NC, or you are ready to schedule a consultation and find out whether you are an ideal candidate for implants, don’t hesitate to turn to our dental team for the care your smile needs to get back on track.