Missing teeth can have a negative impact on the smile. It can affect the appearance and the functionality of the smile as a whole, while also causing patients to feel self-conscious about the way they look. Patients with missing teeth may avoid smiling at others or socializing in general to avoid showing others their faulty smile. Thanks to tooth restoration options such as dental implants, patients no longer have to feel embarrassed by the way their smile appears.
What are dental implants?
Dr. Kenneth Barney of Hedgesville, WV describes dental implants as titanium metal tooth root replacements. These restorations act as a tooth root once did. They are rooted into the jaw bone and stimulate bone growth through osseointegration to keep them in place. These restorations will last a lifetime with proper care as they become a permanent fixture in the smile. Once the dental implants are placed, which appear as small screws in the bone, they are restored over the top using a variety of porcelain fixtures. This may include a dental crown, a dental bridge, or even a full denture. All of these allow patients to replace one or more teeth in a permanent manner.
Why choose implants?
There are several advantages to the use of dental implants, and we welcome patients to ask about what makes them a beneficial option for the smile. Dental implants are often chosen by patients to restore the smile because they are:
- A smart investment
- Permanent and stable
- Easy to care for
Schedule a visit today to learn about dental implants!
Dental implants play an important role in restorative dentistry. At the practice of Dr. Kenneth Barney, patients in and around the community can enjoy quality repairs when they have lost natural, adult teeth within the smile. Call the practice today by calling (304) 754-8803 and visit the office conveniently located at 101 North Mary Street in Hedgesville, West Virginia. Our team of professionals are here to assist with general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry solutions, including the placement and restoration of dental implants.