Many adults have experienced the loss of one or more teeth. When you have a missing tooth, chewing tough foods such as steak or celery can be a challenge. You might find that biting into a whole raw apple or baby carrot is difficult. You may even have to chew on one side, causing jaw aches and headaches. The loss of a tooth could also cause your gums to recede. This could increase your sensitivity to hot and cold foods and beverages. Some people experience a loss of bone mass in their jaws after the loss of a tooth. The loss of bone structure could have a negative impact on neighboring teeth and could change the shape of your face.
Dental implants offer a long-lasting solution to the problem of a missing tooth. They are customized to fit into your mouth and to match your remaining natural teeth. The process of getting a dental implant is simple. Our dental implant specialist begins by taking X-rays and impressions of your mouth. Some patients may need a bone graft if they have already lost some of their jaw bone structure. Once the jaw has healed from the graft, the implant’s post can be placed into the jaw. The jaw grows around the post, securing it in place. The final step is the placement of the artificial tooth crown. The crown is made of porcelain ceramic and dyed to match the color of the neighboring teeth, making it unnoticeable as a dental implant. The best dental implants in Milwaukee restore your smile, provide you with a fully functional bite and boost your self-confidence.
Call us at EON Clinics today to learn more about the best dental implants in Milwaukee or explore our website to find out how the dental implant process works.