If you’ve suffered tooth loss, you know that your self-esteem can take a hit from having an incomplete smile. You may also have concerns about the stability of the tooth replacement appliance that you choose, especially if you need to restore an entire arch of missing teeth. A big fear about dentures is that they’ll slip out of place at a most inopportune time. Dental implants are uniquely situated to address both of these potential issues.
When an oral surgeon places dental implants in your jaw, you also get the peace of mind that your tooth replacement will last for decades with proper care. Because they replicate the structure of biological tooth roots, dental implants function quite similarly to natural teeth. Not only does the dental implant support the restoration, it also secures the jawbone and prevents its erosion after tooth loss.
Unlike conventional dental bridges and dentures, which do not replace the absent roots, implant-supported appliances typically do not lose their fit over time when you take adequate care of them. You won’t to need to have an appliance refitted or replaced if it gets loose. Furthermore, the appliance is secure when supported by dental implants, so you won’t have to worry about embarrassing slip-ups. Patients who choose dental implants also get the advantage of continuing to enjoy virtually all of the favorite foods, as dental implants can also preserve much of the chewing function of the missing teeth.
Patients are understandably as concerned about the appearance of the prosthetic tooth or teeth, if not more so, as they are about structural integrity. The restorations supported by the dental implants, whether they are single crowns, dental bridges or dentures, are made of state-of-the-art materials that are remarkably similar to natural enamel in appearance.
If you want a tooth replacement device that looks and feels more like a natural tooth, look into treatment with dental implants. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to give you any additional information that you need regarding this treatment.
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