When you have lost your teeth, this causes major issues with your smile’s appearance and with your overall oral health too. To provide a solution that can last decades, you can receive dental implants. In today’s blog, your Rochester, MN, dentist talks about how our team addresses lost teeth with advanced and durable dental implants.
The Impact of Your Lost Teeth
What happens to your smile as a whole once you lose your teeth? The gap could cause surrounding teeth to drift from position, resulting in misalignment that further impacts your oral health in a negative way. For others, missing teeth change the balance of the bite and could even strain the jaw joints, so painful disorders like TMJ or bruxism (chronic teeth grinding) could develop. Multiple missing teeth could limit your meal options, impact your ability to speak clearly, and also cause embarrassment in social situations, harming your overall quality of life.
But a major complication is the fact that the body suspends the flow of calcium and phosphates to the jaw around a missing root. Without these, the bone loses mass and density. As the smile breaks down, you could lose additional teeth and even develop a prematurely aged appearance! But with implant dentistry, we can help you avoid these complications.
Placing Your Dental Implants
To begin, our team will carefully examine your smile with advanced imaging systems to identify the position of your missing teeth and assess the strength of your jawbone tissue. We then plan the position and angle to place your new root. The implant post is made from titanium, a biocompatible material the body accepts as natural tooth structure. This means osseointegration when the new post is inserted into the jaw. Your smile no longer loses mass and density, and your new tooth has the potential to last for decades to come, possibly even a lifetime.
Crowns and Prosthetics
Now, we address the visible portion of your new tooth. For an individual one, we will attach an abutment that extends above the gum line, and then connect a crown. The restoration will be custom-made from materials that not only look great, but can offer a durable and dependable chewing surface too. Likewise, for multiple missing teeth then multiple posts and abutments could be used to support a fixed denture that never slips, never requires removal for cleaning, and can last for decades with proper care and attention.
If you have any questions, then give us a call today.
TALK TO YOUR ROCHESTER, MN DENTIST ABOUT IMPLANT DENTISTRY
We can offer long-lasting and lifelike solutions to your lost teeth. If you would like to learn more about replacing missing teeth, or if you wish to book an appointment at our location, call Greenview Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.