Are your apples ready? December 1 is National Eat a Red Apple Day, and depending on your situation, you may be looking forward to it or dreading it. While eating an apple sounds simple enough, it can be a frustrating experience if you have missing teeth. The good news is that you can start now to prepare for the next National Eat a Red Apple Day with a fully functioning set of teeth with dental implants
What Are Implants?
Implants are a prosthodontic option for missing teeth. If you have a single missing tooth, Dr. Jeremy Jones of Dentistry of Fishers in Fishers, IN may be able to replace it by embedding a titanium post into the jawbone and gums. This post stimulates the bone and should fuse with it through a process called osseointegration. Once this takes place, the post is secure and can be topped with a natural-looking crown.
What Are the Benefits?
When properly placed by a qualified and trained dentist
, dental implants
offer a number of benefits:
- They look and function just like natural teeth
- They stay in place on the embedded post
- They are easy to care for – just brush and floss like normal
- They allow patients to eat their favorite foods, including apples
Are They Right for You?
Like any sort of treatment, it is important to first determine if dental implants
are a good option for your situation. Patients should have sufficient bone density to support the implant before undergoing the procedure. Sometimes, patients can still qualify if they go through a bone graft. Dr. Jones can help determine if you are a good candidate for implants or if another treatment option would be better for your needs.
How Can You Learn More?
The first step toward eating a delicious red apple on National Eat a Red Apple Day
is to schedule a dental implant consultation in Fishers, IN with Dr. Jeremy Jones
. Contact Dentistry Of Fishers today to make an appointment