Are you frustrated by missing teeth that ruin your smile and make it difficult to chew and speak confidently?
Replacing a missing tooth as soon after it’s lost is essential for good oral health, and dental implants are a state-of-the-art tooth replacement solution. Instead of a bridge or denture that only solves the esthetic problem, a dental implant is a full tooth replacement with an artificial root and crown that mimics the form and function of natural teeth.
Why You Should Replace Missing Teeth
Obviously, you want to get rid of that big gap between your teeth because you would love to smile and interact confidently with friends and co-workers.
But even more importantly, the loss of a tooth and its root often leads to a succession of other conditions that compromise your oral health. When a healthy tooth is present in the jaw, its root acts to promote the healthy regeneration of bone and tissue in your jaw. If a tooth is lost, however, the process comes to a halt. With no root for stimulation, the bone in your jaw slowly begins to break down.
Another problem related to tooth loss is misalignment that can occur as adjacent teeth gradually move and tilt toward the empty space.
How Dental Implants Help
A dental implant is a tiny titanium post that is surgically placed in your jaw during a brief procedure at our office. Titanium is a biocompatible material, which means that it is readily accepted by your body. As the implant site heals, the bone and tissue in your jaw grows around the post and eventually becomes a permanent part of your dental anatomy.
Since the implant takes the place of the natural root, the process of bone regeneration will continue and eliminate the possibility of further deterioration. The root also acts as a placeholder that prevents adjacent teeth from moving and shifting.
After Dr. Loera places your implant, he will restore it with a crown, bridge, or denture that are the visible part of the tooth you can see when you smile. Depending on your needs, we can place a single implant restored with a crown or multiple implants to support a bridge or denture.
Compassionate, Understanding Treatment
Our team has worked with numerous patients who deal with tooth loss, and we know it can take a toll on your confidence and well-being. Please rest assured that we’re not here to judge or lecture you about past habits. Our primary goal is to help restore your smile and confidence so you can get back to enjoying a better quality of life.
There’s a lot to consider when thinking about getting a dental implant, and the team at Town East Dental is here to provide all the information you need to make a decision you’re comfortable with. Please contact us so we can get started!