The Importance of Tooth Replacement
Just losing one tooth can throw off the entire oral health system as tooth loss leads to bone atrophy and leaves neighboring teeth unsupported. Patients missing multiple teeth face even greater risks to their oral health. Since many people who have suffered tooth loss feel incomplete, embarrassed of their appearance and might socially isolate themselves due to depression and anxiety, missing teeth impacts one’s emotional well being, as well.
We understand that losing a tooth is a delicate emotional issue, however, we encourage patients to explore their tooth replacement options as soon as possible because bone can atrophy quite rapidly, and bone loss can affect a person’s candidacy for certain treatments.
Dental Implants: The Most Natural Solution
Most people who are missing a single tooth have had to choose a fixed bridge as their solution to tooth replacement. This option requires replacement once every seven to 15 years in order to avoid bone loss in the area with the missing tooth, and may require the cutting down of the neighboring healthy teeth in order to fit. With dental implants, you won’t need to worry about these issues because the fusion of the implant provides stability in the bone, just like a natural tooth would. Dental implants also add 10 to 15 years to the lifespan of prosthetic teeth.
Dental implants have an overall success rate of 95 percent. Whether you have gum disease, bone loss, or already have dentures or partials, dental implants can provide you with a simpler and more natural replacement for your teeth.
How Dental Implants Work
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants present unique advantages when compared to other tooth replacement methods. First, stabilized implants are very durable and long lasting. Unlike dentures, a dental implant can hold prosthetics firmly for decades, if not the rest of a person’s life. This durability is important for restoring oral function, too, because implants allow patients to eat a full diet of even difficult to chew foods. Dentures tend to become ill fitting over time while dental implants and the prosthetics they hold will not move during oral function.
In addition, implants are a low maintenance tooth replacement option. Unlike dentures, which require removal for cleaning or bridges that might need water irrigation underneath their crowns, dental implants are cleaned just like biological teeth. It is always important, however, to practice proper and thorough oral hygiene to protect the tissues that support the implant. If a dental implants patient develops gum disease, it can threaten the bone and gums that hold the implant in place.
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Dr. Knox was professional, compassionate, and skilled. His assistant talked me through everything. I had a wisdom tooth removed and a cavity filled. I have made plans to have a dental implant with Dr. Knox as well. They are very fairly priced.
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