While it is always the goal of a skilled doctor to save and restore a patient’s natural teeth, there are times when that may not be possible. When teeth are decayed or diseased due to cavities or other reasons, it must be extracted to preserve the persons oral and overall health. Following a tooth extraction, patients should get treated with dental implants in Richmond, VA.
With dental implants, the patients extracted teeth are not only replaced, the functionality, beauty, and health of their smile is restored.
When people replace their extracted teeth with dental implants, they can resume a normal diet, speak with comfort, and smile in confidence with their stable and secure new smile. Dental implants are able to benefit a patient’s smile because of the components they are made up of. Specifically, dental implants are made up of three main components:
The dental implant post is made to function like a natural tooth root. It is typically made from the biocompatible material, titanium. When the dental implant post is placed in the patient’s jawbone, it fuses with it to give them a permanent new smile.
The abutment is used to connect the dental implant post to the prosthesis.
The crown or prosthesis is the visible part of the dental implant in the patient’s mouth. The crown or prosthesis can be custom designed to look like the patient’s natural teeth.
While getting problematic teeth extracted may make it hard for people to resume their normal activities, dental implants are a reliable solution that they can count on to restore the look, functionality, and health of their smile.
If you need problematic teeth extracted, you should come to our caring and advanced office to replace those extracted teeth with dental implants. Don’t wait to improve your smile with us. Get in contact with our doctors, Dr. Robert B. Steadman at our office in Richmond, VA to schedule an appointment today!