Deciding on options to replace your missing teeth can be overwhelming. It’s best to start with a simple question – what are your options? Dental Bridges? Dental Implants? Dentures? For the purpose of this article – let’s focus on the most popular soluton: Dental Implants. What is a dental implant and how does it work? Well, let’s dive into it a little bit!
A dental implant is a small yet incredibly durable screw or post which is constructed out of titanium alloy or from a ceramic material known as zirconia. This implant is then surgically placed into the jaw to bond with the bone found around it. Once it becomes fused with the bone, the implant is topped with a prosthesis, which could be a crown, bridge, or denture. Let’s look at some main reasons for replacing your missing teeth with dental implants.
Your oral health is one of the most important reasons for restoring your teeth, not just oral aesthetics. It can be surprising to find out that even losing a single tooth can negatively impact your remaining teeth. The gap that is created from a missing tooth will create an imbalance in the mouth, which causes other teeth to drift towards the space. Once these teeth tilt and shift out of place, they will become less stable, and then your bite will be affected. Plus, your remaining teeth will need to work harder to help you bite and chew food, and this additional work will cause them to wear down more quickly.
One of the most important reasons for restoring missing teeth with dental implants is that the implant post will recreate a real tooth root, which protects the jawbone against bone loss. Real tooth roots help provide your jaw with stimulation, which makes sure that your jawbone stays strong and healthy. When they are removed, stimulation will be lost; then, your jawbone will gradually recede. Dental implants prevent bone loss by stimulating the surrounding bone exactly as a real tooth root would. This is the only type of tooth loss solution that will protect your oral health in this way.
Losing teeth can be an upsetting thing to deal with, even missing a single tooth can negatively impact your self-confidence and self-esteem. Dental implants can replace teeth in the most natural way possible, especially when you are just restoring a single tooth since it will emerge from the gums in a very natural way. Dental implants are nearly impossible to tell from natural teeth to the untrained eye.
Having gaps between your teeth can trap food, which is uncomfortable and can contribute to tooth decay. Teeth that are unhealthy can feel painful when you use them to bite or chew. Having loose dentures can be hard on your gums. When your teeth are in their proper place and are strong, stable and healthy, they should feel great! When you are able to eat comfortably, it is easier to make sure that you are eating healthy foods that give you nutrients to keep you healthy.
One of the greatest things about dental implant treatment is that it is suitable for almost anyone, especially if you miss multiple teeth and wear uncomfortable dentures.
If you’re interested in dental implants in Grand Bend, feel free to call our office at 519-238-2368 and we’ll find time for a Free Consultation. At our Free Consultation for dental implants, we can go over your current oral health condition, a plan for your missing teeth, schedules for appointments, and financing arrangements including monthly payment plans.