When you lose a tooth, changes take place in that area that affect the neighboring and opposing teeth. Teeth begin to shift creating misalignment on both the upper and lower rows of teeth. Left untreated, this shifting can lead to food traps being formed, resulting in cavities and periodontal disease. Those issues, when ignored, result in further loss of teeth. For the right candidates that dental restoration, dental implant restoration is a wonderful alternative. Not only do they look just like your natural teeth, they also prevent bone and soft tissue loss around the area of the missing tooth. No one will be able to tell that you ever had a missing tooth when you invest in a dental implant.
Why Choose Dental Implant Restoration
First it is important to understand a little about dental implants. A minor surgical procedure is required in which a small titanium screw-like post is placed where the root of the tooth was located. Porcelain crowns are then seated on the post giving you the look and feel of a natural tooth. While these prosthetics look good and give you smile appeal, they also help eliminate the tissue loss and shifting of teeth that occur when a tooth is absent. Dental implants also provide stability for bridges and dentures. When dentures are stabilized with implants, they do not shift like traditional dentures. A locking mechanism holds the dentures in place so they do not move around. People who do a lot of public speaking may want to consider investing in dental implant dentures so they can have the confidence of knowing there will be no awkward moments where the dentures move while you are speaking.
When cared for properly dental implants have a high success rate. It is important to continue a practice of good oral hygiene since bacteria can damage the implants. Occasionally implants may be rejected by the body, if the patient has issues with jaw clenching or grinding the teeth. Dr. Linger will make a full evaluation and advise you as to your suitability for dental implants. Contact Timber Springs Dental and make your consultation appointment today.