Missing teeth can distract from an otherwise beautiful smile and cause other dental problems that can lead to the loss of even more teeth. One of the most popular options for replacing missing teeth at our practice in Jackson, Mississippi is the placement of dental implants. Compared to other options for the replacement of missing teeth, such as dental bridges, dental implants function and look more like natural teeth. Dr. O’Keefe has special training in implant dentistry, and he uses several types of implants to fit our patients’ individual needs.
Placement of Dental Implants
At the beginning of the process, Dr. O’Keefe will examine your mouth to determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants. During a subsequent surgical procedure, a titanium post is implanted into the jawbone to serve as an artificial tooth root. Once the jawbone has sufficiently fused to the post, a natural-looking artificial tooth will be bonded into place.
Additional Benefits of Dental Implants
In addition to filling in unsightly gaps, dental implants also help keep surrounding teeth from drifting out of place and causing bite and other dental problems. If you have a missing tooth or you need a tooth removed, consider the benefits of dental implants for tooth replacement. Contact Family Dental Care in Jackson, Mississippi to learn more about dental implants and schedule an appointment to determine whether they are the right option for you.