If you or someone you know used to be a heavy cigarette smoker and has one or several missing teeth, they may be interested in a permanent tooth restoration treatment. We understand how embarrassing it can be to meet someone new and have a yellowed, decayed smile with a missing tooth here and there as a result of smoking. Our gold-standard dental implants are made to last a lifetime. They are surgically implanted into the jaw bone for a sturdy, tight fit. Imagine a life without worrying about your dentures falling out at the most inopportune time, but rather, a life where you can smile proudly knowing your teeth look healthy and beautiful. Dr. Mark Tall of Sandcreek Dental is a professional cosmetic dental expert that has more than twenty years of dental experience, so you and your loved ones can rest assured knowing you are in talented and gentle hands. Read along to learn more about how dental implants can improve your overall physical and oral health while restoring look, fit, and function back to your smile.
We’re all familiar with what a smoker’s smile looks like; yellowish-brown stains, gum recession, missing one or more teeth, and not to mention, the really bad breath. Dental implants can actually work to restore your oral health by replacing all the missing or damaged teeth with an artificial tooth root made from lightweight titanium to provide a clean and sturdy foundation for the abutment and replacement tooth/teeth. The abutment is then connected to the implant so it can hold the tooth securely in place. Dr. Tall will then fit a temporary tooth or teeth while your permanent ones are being custom-made according to Dr. Tall’s notes and measurements of your mouth. Your permanent teeth are also color-matched to the rest of your natural teeth so nobody will be able to distinguish the difference between your real teeth and your implants. Since the materials used to replace the missing tooth or teeth are synthetic, they cannot be affected by bacteria or tooth decay, which means the replacement teeth will never be compromised like natural teeth often do.
If a past smoker is pursuing dental implants but their jaw bone or gum tissue material is insufficient, Dr. Tall may suggest a supplemental procedure such as bone grafting or soft tissue augmentation to rebuild your jaw’s natural foundation to better support the implants for optimal results and to ensure the implants’ success.
It may sound too good to be true but it is very much real. Dental implants have been the number one choice in tooth restoration methods for the last several years and will continue to be as the dental industry keeps innovating and improving to provide patients with the most cutting-edge technologies and techniques available. If you’re interested in scheduling a personal consultation to see whether or not you are eligible for our dental implants, please feel free to contact Sandcreek Dental to speak with a friendly staff member about your appointment today. We look forward to assisting you!