Having missing teeth can impact your smile, eating and speaking ability. It can also cause a sagging face and jaw line that can make you look older than you are. However, with the right treatment options, you can get back your confidence and improve your quality of life.
One of the main benefits of getting a dental implant is that they will replace your missing tooth completely. They are durable and will last a lifetime with proper care. They are also a good investment, because they will help you save money in the long run as well.
Another important reason to consider getting a dental implant is that they are incredibly natural looking and feel like real teeth. This will allow you to smile with confidence and eat with complete chewing power.
The titanium rod that is used to replace the root of a lost tooth can act as a natural tooth, stimulating new bone growth through a process called osseointegration. This prevents the bone from deteriorating or moving away from the site of the missing tooth, as can happen with dentures and bridgework.
It also avoids facial sagging and the formation of a “caved in” mouth, which can occur with other tooth replacement methods. This is because your jaw bone needs stimulation from the roots of teeth to remain healthy. When you don’t have a root, your body begins to reabsorb your jawbone tissue and this can lead to serious health problems down the road.
Dental implants are the best solution for patients with missing teeth because they are strong and stable. They are made from the same biocompatible material as natural teeth, so they will bond with your bone and support single crowns or bridgework without causing your bones to deteriorate.
They also restore your bite to a normal position, which can improve your chewing and speaking ability. This is especially helpful for patients with a misaligned bite.
In addition, dental implants are the only tooth replacement method that stimulates your jawbone and prevents bone deterioration. Other tooth replacement methods can only provide partial stimulation, and they may interfere with your ability to eat or speak properly.
Your implants need to be maintained just as you would your natural teeth, with regular brushing and flossing. You should also visit your dentist for cleanings and checkups on a regular basis.
If you are interested in learning more about how dental implants can enhance your oral health and your overall quality of life, we encourage you to schedule an appointment at Ridgeview Dental today! Our expert team can help you decide if dental implants are the right solution for you.