Lost Teeth? There is an Option for You
Losing a tooth or multiple teeth can be a traumatic affair. As an adult, you may think that is the end of your teeth. We are here to tell you that replacing a lost tooth or multiple teeth is important and it is not just about aesthetics. Having all your teeth in place keeps your other teeth from moving around and keeping everything aligned.
The teeth aren’t just for looking nice, but each tooth plays an important role as placeholders for each other. When there is a gap in the teeth because of a missing tooth, the surrounding teeth will move to try and fill the gap and move out of alignment. In addition, the jawbone needs help from the tooth roots in order to keep its form of density. The tooth roots actually give stimulation that the jaw bone needs. If the root is missing, then the jawbone will lose its density.
There are different options for replacing a lost tooth, but at Malan Family Dentistry, we have seen the best success with dental implants.
Dental discoveries are constantly improving and today the high standard for replacing a tooth is a dental implant. We specialize in implants here at our office because of the amazing results we’ve seen and the customer satisfaction that we see. An implant is a complete tooth replacement. Attached to the implant that goes into your jawbone is a nice, custom designed crown that blends nicely with your other teeth. For an implant to work, we would do a thorough examination. For the implant to be successful, it is necessary that there is a enough jawbone that is healthy enough to be a good base for the implant. Another aspect of your oral health that we look at is your gums and teeth. For complete success of the implant, your gums and teeth have to be healthy.
For complete transparency, we will give you the pros and cons of dental implants.
- Keeps teeth aligned
- Does not compromise the integrity of adjacent teeth
- Aesthetically pleasing
- Lowers risk of gum disease in comparison
- More expensive than other alternatives (but more durable than the other alternatives)
- Minor surgical procedure with healing time before the permanent crown is placed