Missing any of your teeth can result in some serious problems with your oral health. Over time, teeth can begin to look different, and your smile may suffer. Aside from cosmetic issues, you may become more prone to oral diseases and decay. To remedy this, your Dental Now 14 professional can provide dental implants.
Implants are used to replace any teeth that are missing in the mouth – whether they have been extracted or knocked out of the mouth. They are made of three main components: the titanium post, an abutment, and the restorative replacement tooth.
The post looks similar to a screw and bonds with the jawbone once it is implanted, making it a strong replacement root for teeth. The bonding process, osseointegration, also allows the post to stimulate the jawbone and prevent degeneration. Let’s look at some reasons you may consider implants for your missing teeth.
By getting dental implantation surgery, you can stop your teeth from shifting into the empty space left by missing teeth. When a gap is present, surrounding teeth may begin to shift their position and move to fill in the gap. This movement can cause several oral health issues and lead to future dental treatment.
If you plan on getting something other than an implant, you may suffer from degeneration of the jawbone. The post used for implants stimulates the jaws and prevents them from developing problems, but without implants, you are likely to experience several dental problems in the future and may have issues with other teeth in the mouth.
If you use dentures, then you know how frustrating and inconvenient it can be when things go wrong. At our office, you can get dentures supported by implants to make sure your smile stays comfortably in place.
Having a beautiful smile can get challenging when you’re missing teeth. The jawbone can also add to your troubles, as it affects how the face looks and provides structure to your cheekbones. With implants, you can preserve the youthful look of your smile and your face.