Your teeth are essential to your oral health; however, they affect your life in other areas as well. A complete smile plays a crucial role in the foods you eat and even your confidence. Unfortunately, if you lose even a single tooth, you’ll notice several changes to life as you know it. You don’t need to live with the consequences of tooth loss. Our office provides the latest treatments to replace missing teeth, including dental implants. We can restore your smile and your quality of life using the latest solutions in dentistry.
A missing tooth creates more complications other than just aesthetic concerns because you didn’t just lose the crown. Instead, you also lost the root. As a result, your jawbone isn’t being stimulated, so it will slowly shrink. As your jaw loses density, it won’t be able to support your adjacent teeth, so they will move out of alignment. As more time passes, you’ll have an increased risk of cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss.
The more teeth you lose, the more your confidence will suffer. Not only will your self-esteem decline, but also your ability to maintain a balanced diet. Without all your teeth, certain foods can be too difficult to chew, leading to nutritional deficiencies that impact your general health.
We can preserve your smile and your overall wellbeing using an effective treatment plan:
More commonly known as a bridge and crowns, this is the most traditional option to replace a missing tooth. The portion of your tooth visible above the gum line is recreated using all-ceramic material. It’s held in place using dental crowns that are bonded over the adjacent teeth. This is a convenient treatment; however, it will need to be replaced every few years.
You can enjoy a more permanent solution that treats the entire tooth using a dental implant. A titanium post is placed into your jawbone to act as a root. An abutment is fixed to the post to attach your custom-made crown. This allows you to enjoy a close replica of your natural tooth. Although you will need oral surgery, you’ll have a solution that can last for several decades with the right aftercare, like maintaining your oral hygiene.
A dental implant is the only treatment to replace a tooth from the root up. This allows it to provide various advantages that aren’t possible with any other option, including:
If you’re ready to fill the empty space in your smile, we can help. Contact our office today to see if you’re a candidate for dental implants.