Dental implants are, or more specifically, tooth implants are a dental treatment that may not only promote good oral health but also can empower you. Getting back a healthy smile is great but preserving the bone in your jaw is paramount, preventing tooth loss.
Your tooth decay and the simple absence of the missing tooth is enough to cause gum disease (Periodontal Disease) issues, or your jawbone to retreat in some places. If you replace a single tooth with an artificial tooth have almost always your best course of action.
Dental implant surgery is the best type of care for your missing teeth, like a natural tooth, and you’ll be back to normal in what feels like no time.
Our advanced general dentists have the skill and experience to get you back to your original smile, or in some cases, improve upon the original.
Dental implant surgery is similar to dentures implant surgery, but often only involves one or a few teeth. This is an important oral periodontal surgery to consider for anyone who is missing a tooth.
Why are Dental Implants so Important to Oral Health?
First of all, a missing tooth can lead to gum disease (Periodontal Disease). How does a missing tooth lead to gum disease (Periodontal Disease)?
When a tooth falls out, it leaves a wound. With our mouths, and especially our gums being warm and moist places, bacteria can easily grow or find a home within them. So, if you’re missing a tooth or teeth, you’re at a much higher risk for developing gum disease (Periodontal Disease) issues. This is what makes dental implants so important.
Gum disease (Periodontal Disease) is an infection of the tissues and bones that surround and support the teeth. There are two types that exist.
- Gingivitis – Affects the gums and soft tissue surrounding the teeth.
- Periodontitis – Affects the gums and spreads into tissues and bone that support your teeth, is often less commonly discussed.
If left untreated, gum disease (Periodontal Disease) can require oral surgery. This can take the form of a gum graft, extraction of a tooth or teeth, or a flap procedure to clean the roots and repair bone damage.
This oral surgery often requires the use of additional medications sometimes before treatment and sometimes after treatment.
Dental implants surgery for a single tooth or multiple teeth can help prevent gum disease (Periodontal Disease) by closing the gap in your gum line and keeping dangerous bacteria away from your gums and jawbone. Keep your mouth looking and feeling healthy with dental implants.
Teeth Shifting Alignment
Because our teeth naturally sit so close to each other, there are often subtle pressures between them that mostly go unnoticed to us.
If a tooth or teeth are missing, this can cause the rest of your teeth to shift over time. This shifting can cause a domino effect and cause teeth to become crooked. Not only do crooked teeth cause stress, anxiety, and loss of self-esteem, but they can also cause headaches and jaw pain requiring further treatment.
Dental implants surgery can help prevent this from shifting by closing the space and replacing your previous tooth or teeth with dental implants created to the specifications of your mouth.
Loss of Jawbone Mass
As mentioned earlier on this page, the absence of a tooth or teeth can cause the jawbone to retreat in those areas.
Jawbones require some sort of stimulation to maintain its shape and your teeth provide that stimulation. The jawbone is somewhat like our muscles in that if we do not use it, we can lose it.
Missing teeth from your jawbone causes it, and the gums, to retreat, which can change the shape of your face, and suddenly when you look in the mirror, you may not be happy about what you see.
Dental implants are the best solution for maintaining a healthy jawbone, and more importantly, you! Talk to us about whether tooth implants surgery is something you should consider.
Talk to us About Tooth Implants and Learn More About This Incredible Oral Surgery
Let’s be honest. Nobody wants to have missing teeth and the difficulties associated with that. Don’t hesitate and get in touch with our oral health expert, Dr. Zachary Beecroft, and his team.
The staff at First Class Dental Care want to help you get a healthy smile back so you can feel good about yourself. Modern dental implants use the best available technology and materials. If you’re interested in learning more about our dental implants treatment, call us today!
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