The Benefits of Replacing Missing Teeth with Implants
Dentists take considerable pride in preventing dental cavities, gum disease, and tooth extractions. We recognize, however, that dental disease is still common and sometimes results in tooth loss. Due to the advances in dental implant treatment this procedure has become a popular and predictable option to replace one or several teeth. Learn more below about why you should consider replacing missing teeth with implants.
The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth
Replacing a missing front tooth is obvious, but in most cases, it is best to replace any missing teeth for several reasons, including the effect on your:
The Options for Replacing Missing Teeth
Dentistry has significantly improved the various ways of replacing missing teeth. The techniques and materials are far superior to those in the past. They can now offer replacement choices that appear and function more naturally. Depending on the number and location of your missing teeth, you might have these options:
What Are Dental Implants?
An implant is a post usually made of titanium or ceramic placed in the jaw to replace a missing tooth. It acts as a substitute for your missing tooth and serves as the foundation for a dental crown. The implant is surgically placed, and as it heals, the post fuses with the bone to create strong support for your crown or bridge.
Occasionally an additional procedure known as gingival recontour is necessary when the implant is placed in the front of your mouth. This procedure is performed to improve the appearance of the gums around your implant.
Ten Advantages of Dental Implants
When you consider replacing one or more missing teeth, keep in mind that dental implants:
How to Care for Dental Implants
You can enjoy your implant for decades and even a lifetime with proper care. You can take several steps that will prolong the lifespan of your implant, including:
You may receive special instructions to maintain your dental implant if it supports a bridge or denture. However, no matter what type of implant you receive, keeping your gums healthy is crucial to its long-term success.
Call us at 281-358-6330 or contact us online today and set up an appointment for an evaluation to discuss your best tooth replacement options.
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