Dental Implants: The Ultimate Tooth Replacement Option
The loss of a tooth is something that needs immediate attention because it can have an effect on the future of your oral health and overall health. What happens when you lose a tooth is the bone that surrounds the tooth immediately begins deteriorating because it no longer has a tooth to support.
The problems with losing that bone that once surrounded a tooth are extensive. When that bone is lost, your jawline will shrink and your appearance will change. Also, with the loss of that bone comes the loss of valuable gum tissue. Most importantly, if you let the bone deteriorate, you may not be able to have dental implants placed!
The Benefits of Dental Implants
The benefits of having dental implants are immediate and work toward keeping your jawline intact and your oral health at an optimal level. The immediate impact is that you will have beautiful new teeth that are a great deal like natural teeth in both looks and function. You will no longer be limited in what you eat because of missing teeth or loose dentures. You can eat what you want and not have to worry about your implants breaking or falling out!
The other benefit implants have is improved oral health by replacing the roots that have been lost with your tooth. Implants effectively act as a tooth’s roots, which helps keep the bone and gums around the tooth healthy. Having implants placed is the most logical way to replace missing teeth: they will keep your mouth healthy for years to come and will give you a bright, confident smile!
If you choose to replace missing teeth with fixed partial dentures (bridges), the teeth can be held in place by either crowns or implants. These teeth that hold bridges in place are called abutment teeth. When you choose dental implants as your abutment teeth, it is not only the more reliable option to keep your oral health where it needs to be, but it is also the better-looking option. There is no better way to hold your fixed partial dentures in place than with implants. We look forward to seeing your awesome smile at Hubbard & Leath Dental!
Single Tooth Implants
While many practices use only bridges to replace single missing teeth, at Hubbard & Leath Dental, we offer single tooth implant replacements. You will no longer be put in the position to compromise your oral health by not being given the option to replace a single missing tooth with a dental implant. With one quick and easy procedure, we will have your smile looking brand new!
For questions about how dental implants can help you live a better, healthy, more confident life, contact us by calling 248-266-2528 or use our handy online form. We care about your family’s smiles!