Losing teeth due to injury, accident, gum disease or tooth decay doesn’t just affect your smile, it can affect your ability to enjoy life.
Missing teeth makes it difficult to eat, and even increases the likelihood of losing additional teeth. When you lose a tooth, you not only lose the bone that held that tooth in place but it also decreases the bone level of the teeth on either side of the extraction site. As the bone level recedes, those teeth have an increased chance of becoming mobile and start drifting towards the gap. If not caught and treated early on, more extractions will be needed. The cycle then starts again with the next tooth in line.
Dental implants are essentially getting new tooth “roots.” They provide a strong foundation for both permanent or replacement teeth that a dentist will make to match your natural ones. Dental implants have numerous advantages over other solutions. Unlike dentures, you’ll never have to fuss with things like messy adhesives to keep your teeth in place. Implants improve your smile, appearance, speech and oral health. You’ll be able to eat your favorite foods again without pain.