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Do you ever wonder what you could do to replace a missing tooth? If you’ve lost a tooth, you should address the issue as soon as possible to avoid problems like gum disease and shifting teeth. Fortunately, there are several options you can consider, but please don’t forget to consider the benefits of a dental implant.

Like most restorations, dental implants are designed to look and function like your natural teeth do. Dental implants are also extremely durable. In fact, they can last a lifetime if they’re cared for well. But even if implants are damaged, they’re generally easy to repair.

Dental implants are actually placed in the jawbone. While this may not seem appealing, placing implants in the jawbone stimulates bone grown, which in turn prevents bone loss associated with missing teeth. If you decide on an implant, you’ll have to care for your teeth well in order to maintain the implant. We recommend giving up tobacco products, scheduling regular checkups, and brushing and flossing daily.

Once your implant has been placed, you’ll be able to chew and eat comfortably again. Because your implant is secured to your jawbone, it should be extremely sturdy. You should also be able to easily make sounds that may have been difficult to pronounce properly before.

If you’re interested in learning more about dental implants, please don’t hesitate to give Dr. John D. Verville Family & Cosmetic Dentistry a call at 904-284-9911. Dr. John Verville and our team will be happy to help you decide on the restoration option that best meets your needs. We look forward to hearing from you soon!