Your teeth affect your whole body. When they’re healthy, you’re healthier too. Even though there have been major advances in Dental Care, tooth loss is something most people will experience in their lifetime. A missing tooth not only affects your appearance it can affect your bite, speech and eating choices. As you rely more on your remaining teeth, you increase the chance they will wear out prematurely, or be damaged or lost. You may also experience headaches and/or jaw pain.
In the past, the options for replacing missing teeth were only dentures or bridges. These are viable options but do have some down sides. Whether fixed or removable, bridges and dentures don’t always offer the same function as a permanent tooth. They are not as stable and require meticulous cleaning to prevent decay around the gums and natural teeth.
The benefits of Dental Implants:
Dental Implants look and feel like your natural teeth, allowing you to smile, talk and eat without worry. Because Implants fuse with your bone they become permanent. There is no need to worry about them becoming lose or slipping when speak.
During the implant procedure, a Titanium Implant is placed directly into the jawbone. As part of the healing process, the bone fuses to the implant creating a strong permanent bond. During the restorative part of the procedure, a Crown that is made to fit your mouth is placed. This process creates a strong permanent tooth preventing any movement that can cause discomfort.
Dental Implants help maintain your natural bite and prevent bone loss in your jaw. Because they don’t require reducing other teeth as a tooth supported bridge does, they help maintain more of your own, natural teeth. They are also easier to keep clean, improving your breath, maintaining healthy gums and prevent decay in nearby natural teeth.
Dental Implants are very durable. They don’t need to be removed and can be cleaned easily. Properly maintained Dental Implants can last a lifetime.
Attleboro Cumberland Oral Surgeons offers CT Guided Dental Implants and Teeth in a Day. If you have experienced tooth loss and would like to find out if Dental Implants are the right choice for you, contact our office to set up a consultation today.