How Placing Dental Implants Preserves Your Smile

How Placing Dental Implants Preserves Your Smile

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When you lose your teeth, the stability of your smile is threatened as the jawbone loses mass and density. But when we secure new teeth with dental limits, whether you need a single one or a set of dentures, we can prevent his breakdown from occurring. With our team of orthognathic surgery experts in Richmond, VA, we can protect your smile using implant dentistry.

The Impact of Losing Your Natural Teeth

When you suffer from tooth loss, this could impact the overall health, beauty, and function of your smile. Missing teeth could be due to injury, decay or infection, or in most cases, the periodontitis stage of gum disease. The gap could leave your smile vulnerable to misalignment, cavities, gum disease, and even TMJ disorder or bruxism (teeth grinding). As the body stops sending nutrients to the areas without tooth roots the jaw itself shrinks, which means further tooth loss and a much older appearance. But with the placement of dental implants, we can help you avoid these complications.

Preserving Your Jawbone

Dental implants are made from titanium, a biocompatible material the body sees as natural root structure. Which means when we insert the posts into your jawbone, the body begins to resume the flow of nutrients, which prevents further breakdown in the jaw and allows your new teeth to stay in place for years to come. You then maintain your youthful appearance. Our team can use implant dentistry to handle a single missing tooth, or to even secure bridges or a set of fixed dentures that can last for decades, while traditional and removable options require replacement every five to ten years.

Placing Dental Implants

Our team will carefully examine your smile to assess the strength of your jawbone and choose the right angle, position, and depth to insert the implant posts. We will guide them in place with digital technology, and attach abutments to them. After the area heals, we can connect the crown or denture, or in some cases, attach the denture in only one visit. Whether you have minor or advanced tooth loss, we can help restore function, beauty, and health to your smile with implant dentistry. Everyone deserves a full smile, and we’re ready to help you.

If you have any questions about your implant candidacy, or if you want to get started with an initial visit, then contact our team today to learn more.

Make an Appointment with the Team At Commonwealth Oral & Facial Surgery In Richmond, VA Today!

We want to offer tooth replacement that also preserves your youthful facial features in the process. Talk to our team at Commonwealth Oral & Facial Surgery in Richmond, VA at (804) 354-1600 today.