If you are missing one or more teeth, several treatment options may be available to you to for filling in those gaps in your mouth. Each treatment comes with distinct advantages and disadvantages. However, when you consider the long-term benefits of each of your options, you are likely to decide that dental implants are the best way to replace your lost teeth. On this page, we will go into some detail about why dental implants are such a remarkable treatment.
Dental implants replace both the roots and crown of missing teeth, whereas other tooth replacement treatments only replace the visible portion of lost teeth. Dental implants’ unique structure enables them to provide extremely sturdy function that feels natural. You will be able to eat practically anything without worrying that you will destabilize your implants. Many patients find that their dental implants are so comfortable and natural-feeling that it is easy to forget that the implants are even there.
We custom design dental implant restorations with the goal of creating artificial teeth that complement your natural orofacial structures. The materials we use closely resemble real tooth enamel. When you smile, onlookers will likely have no idea that your teeth are not the same ones nature bestowed on you.
When you lose teeth, the bone that once supported them begins to be resorbed; it becomes smaller and weaker, which can greatly affect facial aesthetics. Dental implants help to preserve your face’s natural shape. They fortify the bone structure of the jaw, helping to keep it strong and whole. You will therefore be able to avoid the “sunken” appearance that often accompanies tooth loss.
You can care for implants in much the same way as you would care for your natural teeth. Thorough oral hygiene practices, along with regular dental visits, will help your implants and your restorations stay functional, clean, and problem-free.
Dental implants form a strong bond with the tissue around them. In ideal conditions, that bond can last for several decades — perhaps for the rest of your life. You can also expect the restorations on top of your implants to endure for many years.
When you lose a tooth, the ones around it may begin to drift out of place. Eventually, they might fall out altogether. Dental implants serve as placeholders, helping your remaining natural teeth to stay where they belong. Also, placing dental implants does not typically require that any of your natural teeth be modified or extracted.
Do you have missing teeth, or are you expecting that one or more of your teeth will soon need to be extracted? We invite you visit us for a consultation so we can talk about filling in the gaps with dental implants. This remarkable treatment can turn back the clock on tooth loss!