Stocked up on your apples. National Eat a Red Apple Day is on December 1? For some of us, we can forward to it, or fear it, depending on our oral health status. Eating an apple sounds easy enough but if you have missing teeth, it can be a very stressful experience.

What Are Implants?

Implants are a prosthodontic option for missing teeth. If you have a single missing tooth, Dr. Samuel DeAngelo of Samuel DeAngelo, DDS, MS, PA 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. DeAngelo 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 Cary, North Carolina with Dr. Samuel DeAngelo. Contact Samuel DeAngelo, DDS, MS, PA today to make an appointment.