Do you find yourself limiting your food choices because of your missing teeth? Do they make you feel-self-conscious and cause you to think twice before speaking? Dr. Justin Gufford and our team know that missing teeth are a big aesthetic problem for many people, but did you know that they can also impact your oral health? Missing teeth can cause the remaining ones to become misaligned, make you more vulnerable to gum disease, and bring about jawbone deterioration. These can all easily lead to even more tooth loss! However, Dr. Gufford is able to offer the most reliable tooth replacement option available today: dental implants.
A dental implant is a small titanium post that is surgically placed into your jaw in order to restore the root of your tooth. This is what makes dental implants so special: they replace the entire structure of your missing teeth. The end result? A more secure restoration that also helps maintain your oral health. It is able to do this because it reestablishes the important internal support that your jawbone usually gets from your natural teeth.
Once the post has been placed, Dr. Gufford can top it with a variety of restorations to fill in the gaps in your smile. Dental implants are extremely versatile, as they can replace a single tooth, anchor a bridge, and even support a set of dentures.
Unlike many other dental practices, Dr. Gufford can actually place and restore your implants himself. This means you won’t have to bounce between two different offices to take care of your smile, and you’ll always be working with the same team you trust.
If you want to finally stop worrying about the gaps in your smile, be sure to contact us today to schedule a consultation for dental implants. You’ll be amazed at what they can do for you. We welcome patients from all over, including Arlington, NE and the surrounding areas!