Losing one or more of your teeth can cause a gap in your smile, the loss of chewing function and the inability to eat a complete diet. Without the tooth to stimulate the jaw, the bone beneath it will begin to shrink in the same manner that muscle underneath a cast gets smaller. Since your facial bone supports the skin and muscle on top of it, losing volume can cause your face to look prematurely aged. Dr. Watson attended The Misch International Implant Institute to gain advanced education in the surgical placement of implants.
The good news is that dental implants are an amazing solution simulating a natural tooth in form and function, actually replacing the root of the missing tooth. For dental implants placed at Jackson Center for Smiles, Dr. Watson secures the dental implant directly in the bone and it functions as the root of your tooth, bonding naturally with the jawbone and preventing deterioration of the surrounding bone and preserving facial structure. Most dental implants can be cleaned by brushing and flossing in the just the same way as natural teeth.
There are a variety of factors that determine if a patient is a candidate for dental implant restorations. Contact Jackson Center for Smiles today, to schedule an evaluation of your overall health, and the health of your mouth at our Jackson dentist office, to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants.