Not all of us have a perfect set of teeth. With wear and tear, and the odd accident, it’s common to lose a tooth. Where the tooth has rotted away, or can’t be saved, for example, an extraction might be the only option.
But you don’t have to resign yourself to a mouthful of missing teeth. Your dentist can insert a dental implant to create a more aesthetic smile for you. An implant is a good alternative for someone who wants a permanent denture. It can also improve your dental health.
In this post, we’ll tell you all you need to know about the dental implant.
Having missing teeth exposes your jaw. It’s not uncommon for the jawbone to start deteriorating as a result. The implant stimulates bone regeneration, which can help in reversing bone loss.
Each tooth supports the ones adjacent to it. If you remove one tooth, the others can shift position. It’s not a significant shift, but it’s enough to throw off that perfect smile. Missing teeth can also subtly change your face shape.
These are pretty much the same as natural teeth. You care for them in the same way. You can eat what you like without worrying about food getting caught in the gaps. The bone grows around the implant, incorporating it and making it rock solid.
As long as you take proper care of them, they’ll last a lifetime.
If it’s a series of teeth that are missing and you need a bridge or dentures, implants create a solid anchor point. These are the ideal foundation to hold dentures in place.
Implants are a cost-effective solution to replacing lost teeth. If you consider that bridges need to be replaced every five to ten years, the price of implants is quite reasonable.
The process of getting them installed is a little tiresome, but worthwhile in the end. And this is not purely cosmetic dentistry. While it will help give you a better smile and support your facial structure, there are health benefits to choosing this route.
By filling in the gap, you’re keeping the rest of the teeth in their correct places too. Also, you’re protecting the jawbone from deterioration due to exposure. It’s a win-win-win.
Visit Claremont Dental to set an appointment now and to learn more details.
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