When you lose teeth, this could lead to serious changes to your smile. But you can still regain your smile, even if your tooth loss is extensive. With dental implants, we can offer a natural looking and long-lasting replacement option. In today’s blog, your Rochester, MN, dentist discusses the benefits of implant dentistry!
The Loss of Your Smile
When we lose our natural teeth, this could be the start of serious trouble for the health, function, and beauty of your smile. First, you will obviously have a negative impact due to the gaps in your smile. But the gap also causes nearby teeth to shift from position, leading to misalignment and poorer oral health. The changes to your bite’s balance could strain the jaw joints and lead to painful issues like TMJ disorder and bruxism. You could have trouble eating your favorite foods and suffer limited nutritional intake. Speaking clearly could be an issue too and finally, the jaw could break down as the body suspends the flow of key nutrients to the areas around the missing roots. You risk further tooth loss and in extreme cases, a prematurely aged appearance. To regain your smile, you need dental implants.
Preparing You for New Teeth
Our team will take a close look at your smile with digital technology, so we can assess the cause and extent of your tooth loss. We also identify any underlying oral health issues that need treatment to prevent implant failure. Our team then chooses the best area and angle to place your new teeth. Unlike traditional bridges or dentures, these don’t rely on suction, clasps, crowns, or adhesives. Instead, your dental implants will look, function, and last like natural teeth.
Dental Implant Placement
First, we will insert the biocompatible titanium implant post into the jaw. The body sees these as natural roots, so the flow of calcium and phosphorus to the jaw resumes, preventing the breakdown linked to further tooth loss. You also preserve your youthful facial features. Once the area heals, we will attach an abutment, which provides structure to connect a crown. For an individual option, a crown provides a lifelike appearance and a durable chewing surface. But if you have multiple missing teeth, then several posts could be placed to secure a bridge or even a full set of implant dentures. If you have any questions, then feel free to contact our team today!
TALK TO YOUR ROCHESTER, MN DENTIST ABOUT IMPLANT DENTISTRY
When you develop unsightly gaps in your smile, we can help with implant dentistry. If you would like to find out more about regaining your smile’s beauty, function, and stability, or if you wish to book an appointment at our location, call Greenview Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.