Why should I replace a less visible tooth?
Even though a tooth at the back of your mouth isn’t as visible as teeth at the front, it should still be replaced. Teeth support one another by holding each other upright and by enduring daily force associated with eating food. If one tooth is missing, the force associated with daily oral function is unevenly distributed among teeth, which could cause teeth to become worn down very quickly. Secondly, teeth near empty tooth sockets can slide or move because they lack support from a neighboring tooth.
What makes dental implants unique?
Dental implants are unique for a few reasons. First, these prosthetics replace lost root structure while other prosthetics like bridges or dentures only replace the visible surfaces of teeth. By replacing a tooth’s lost root, patients can enjoy incredible stability with their replacement teeth as well as a replacement tooth that supports bone tissue by keeping it active and stimulated. Once a dental implant is integrated by bone fusing around its titanium structure, it is ready to hold a permanent prosthetic like a dental crown or bridge.
In successful cases of dental implantation, people can enjoy their replacement tooth for decades (and even a lifetime). In addition to durability and longevity, dental implants are easy to take care of. They are brushed and floss along with biological teeth.
To find out if dental implants are right for you, call Commonwealth Oral & Facial Surgery to reserve a consultation with one of our oral surgeons.