Don’t accept missing teeth as a natural part of getting older. In reality, missing teeth put you at risk for further tooth loss, jawbone deterioration, and even facial collapse. Fortunately, our dentist will be able to determine whether you’re a candidate for dental implant surgery.
A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root (typically made of titanium) used to anchor a crown. Unlike other tooth replacement options, a dental implant provides more security because it is embedded deep in your jawbone.
Continue reading to learn how dental implants can help you feel confident while looking years younger. For more information, call today to schedule a consultation with our dentist.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Do you hide your smile? People who are confident and happy are often perceived as younger than their chronological age. You deserve to have a smile you feel confident showing off, which is why we may recommend dental implant surgery to replace missing teeth. The better you feel, the younger you’ll look.
Replace Missing Teeth
If you recently lost a tooth, your dentist may recommend the dental implant procedure. Not only do missing teeth compromise your oral health, but they can make you look older than your chronological age. For example, you may be showing your age if you avoid foods that are sticky and/or hard-to-chew. Having a means you’ll be able to continue eating your favorite foods without worrying about slipping dentures.
Prevent Further Tooth Loss
Teeth are held in place by tooth roots and nearby teeth. This means that when you lose one tooth, you’re at risk for losing more. Over time, your remaining teeth will loosen and tilt toward the empty socket. The best way to prevent further tooth loss is to fill the gaps in your smile. Our dentist is able to place as many dental implants as you need.
Prevent Bone Loss
Your jawbone needs pressure from tooth roots to stay healthy. Otherwise, your body will start to absorb minerals from your jaw to use elsewhere. To your body, there’s no point in a jawbone if there are no teeth left to support. A tooth implant solves this issue by giving your jawbone tissue the stimulation it needs.
If left untreated, jawbone deterioration will lead to facial collapse. Facial collapse happens when the jaw loses so much bone density that the face appears sunken or shriveled.help you avoid facial collapse so you can keep the face shape you had when you were younger.
Unlike dentures, dental implants won’t slip while you eat, talk, or smile. Dental implants are more stable than other tooth replacement options because they’re fused to your jaw. Our patients usually report having better self-esteem after getting dental implants. Dental implants look and function like natural teeth, which means you won’t feel as self-conscious about your smile.
Our dental implant dentist can help you explore your tooth replacement options so you can smile with confidence. To schedule your appointment with our Wyoming dentist, call River Ridge Dentistry at (616) 538-7320.