When you begin to lose your teeth, this could lead to major negative changes to your smile and even cause you to take on an aged appearance. But with placing dental implants, we can fill the gaps and also preserve your jawbone too! In today’s blog, your Rochester, MN, dentist talks about regaining your smile with dental implants.
Tooth Loss and Weakened Jaw Structure
A number of harmful complications arise when we begin to lose our natural teeth. The open spaces in our smiles could be a source of embarrassment and impact our social interactions. In addition, the gap could mean teeth begin to drift from position, causing dental misalignment and worsening oral health. You could also have trouble eating a variety of different foods, or even speaking clearly. But the most severe complication is the loss of mass and density in the jaw, which happens once the body stops sending doses of calcium and phosphates the bone structure around missing teeth. The breakdown then leads to an aged appearance, and also further tooth loss! But by placing dental implants, we can prevent these complications.
Placing Dental Implants
To begin, we will need to thoroughly examine your smile with digital imaging technology to assess the strength of your jawbone and choose the optimal area and position to insert the dental implant posts. We then guide these into the jaw with digital technology, and they will bond with the jaw through a process known as osseointegration. Once the placement area heals, our team will next connect an abutment to each post, which extends above the gum line. For an individual missing tooth, we will connect a custom-made crown, which looks natural and provides a durable chewing surface. For several missing teeth, our team can use multiple posts to secure a bridge or even a complete set of dentures.
The Benefits for Your Smile
Since the body accepts these posts as natural roots, this stimulates the growth of bone tissue and prevents further loss of mass and density, so you preserve your youthful features and your new teeth can stay in place for decades, maybe even a lifetime! You can eat your favorite foods, smile with confidence, and also speak without difficulty. You care for them like natural teeth, and enjoy a new smile that functions like a natural one. If you have any questions, give us a call today!
TALK TO YOUR ROCHESTER, MN DENTIST ABOUT IMPLANT DENTISTRY
Our team is eager to help you enjoy good oral health and a full smile again. If you would like to learn more about taking on your lost 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.