When I see a new patient who is missing teeth or needs one removed, replacing the tooth (or teeth) is very important. Each tooth in your mouth holds neighboring teeth in proper position, including those on each side along with the one above or below. Without it, other teeth begin to shift. This can alter your bite alignment and lead to a long list of problems, including chipped or cracked teeth, greater susceptibility for cavities and TMJ disorders.
Replacing teeth with today’s exceptional materials, techniques and technology can provide a highly-natural look and feel with exceptional longevity. Crown-&-Bridge combinations, once considered the best option for replacing one or several teeth in a row, are still good choices. However, the modern ‘ideal’ in tooth replacement has become Dental Implants, for many reasons.
Unlike Crown-&-Bridge, Dental Implants do not rely on healthy, natural adjacent teeth to be crowned for the mere purpose of supporting a bridge. Implants are positioned into the jaw bone, just as natural tooth roots, giving the same, sturdy foundation as that of natural teeth. Too, one implant can hold several teeth, so you don’t necessarily need an implant for each missing tooth.
The other – and even greater – advantage of Dental Implants is their longevity. Dental Implants are designed to last your lifetime. There are few things that give that much staying power and Dental Implants can truly be permanent when properly maintained.
If you’re facing tooth replacement and would like to examine ALL your options, provided in one location, schedule a free consultation. I can explain the implant type best suited to your needs and answer your questions thoroughly. For those with fear issues associated with dentistry, we offer Oral and I.V. sedation to ensure you are comfortable throughout your visit.
Begin by calling our friendly staff toll free 866-9-Smiles to arrange a consultation. A ‘lasting smile’ can be yours!