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Are you faced with having to replace a tooth? Think you have limited options when it comes to restoring a smile that has more than one missing tooth? If you’re past the age of being excited about losing a tooth and having the Tooth Fairy pay you a visit you’re probably ready to hear all your options for replacing teeth and restoring your smile.
Dental Implants are considered a fixed restorative solution used to replace a single or multiple teeth. Developed by a Swedish orthopedic surgeon in the 1950’s, today’s dental implant technology provides patients with the next-best-thing to having their own natural tooth; as a dental implant is designed to integrate with a patient’s jaw bone – becoming a stable platform that can anchor a crown, bridge or denture. Our dentists place and restore dental implants and clarify the many benefits implants offer a patient and their oral health.
For patients who have been dealing with comfort and stability issues that regularly accompany denture wear, one of the biggest benefits dental implants provide is increased security and performance of the denture. When incorporating implants with a denture the objective is to create an anchor for the denture to attach to – maximizing reliability and enhancing comfort. An implant supported denture eliminates constant rubbing of gum tissue and enables patients to have a more varied, and exciting, diet. But the benefits of dental implants aren’t limited to denture wearers – the conservative nature of a dental implant means that healthy adjacent teeth don’t have to become part of a treatment plan – which makes replacing a single tooth with an implant a great option. Preserving the integrity of surrounding teeth heightens a patient’s oral health and increases long-term treatment options.
Dental Implants provide a cost-effective method to esthetically restore a smile, while preserving oral tissue by preventing the deterioration of jaw bone. When a tooth is removed the jawbone’s natural response is to shrink – limiting restorative options down-the-road and changing a person’s profile when multiple teeth are missing. Placing a dental implant simulates the roots of a natural tooth and triggers the jaw bone to remain at a desired level.
The best way to discover if dental implants are the right option for you is to have a consultation to discuss treatment goals. Understanding the unique differences between various restorative options will allow you to make the right decision for you and your smile.