Who is in Need of Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the preferred treatment for replacement of teeth that have been lost due to injury, disease or decay. Whether you are missing one, several or all of your teeth, you can benefit from dental implants.
When a tooth is lost, the bone that previously supported the tooth starts to deteriorate. In time, this will cause the face to lose its shape and begin to sag. However, if a dental implant is placed in the location where a tooth once was, it will prevent the bone from deteriorating and may actually promote the growth of bone. This preserves not only the bone but the facial appearance as well.
If you are missing one tooth, a single dental implant can be placed in the location of the missing tooth. After attaching a crown to the implant, it will blend in seamlessly with the rest of the teeth. You will never notice any difference between it and the natural teeth around it.
Those who are missing numerous adjacent teeth can have implants placed to support a bridge. Not only will it help preserve the bone, it will also avoid damaging healthy natural teeth that would otherwise be needed to support the bridge.
Even those suffering from complete tooth loss will benefit from dental implants. By placing four implants around each arch, removable dentures can be snapped onto the implants. This provides a solid foundation for the dentures, which will prevent them from moving or falling out while eating, talking or laughing.
If you are missing one or more teeth and would like more information about dental implants, or to find out how they may benefit you, schedule a consultation with our tooth implant doctor today.
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