When you suffer from tooth loss, the stability of your smile and your overall oral health will suffer. To prevent major complications and restore function and beauty, you need dental implants. In today’s blog, your Rochester, MN, dentist discusses how we address your missing teeth with one or more lifelike dental implants.
The Factors Behind Tooth Loss
Teeth could become lost due to factors like untreated cavities or infection, or even an injury to the smile. But the most common factor is periodontitis, the advanced stage of gum disease. When we lose our teeth, this could limit our meal options, depriving us of our favorite meals and access to key nutrients. We could also have trouble speaking clearly, and may feel embarrassed in social situations. But in the long-term, we could develop an aged appearance!
The Long-Term Impacts
The body will suspend the flow of calcium and phosphates to the jaw once it registers a missing root. Without these key nutrients, the tissue around the missing roots break down, which causes further tooth loss and an older appearance. This could mean further complications with your oral health and quality of life. Which is why you should talk to our team about dental implants. Inserted directly into the jaw, these act as new teeth and prevent the loss of mass and density in the jaw, preserving your facial features and the stability of your remaining natural teeth.
Our team will first examine your smile to assess the strength of your jawbone, ensuring you can support new dental implants. If so, we will guide the post into the jaw. Made from biocompatible titanium, these bond with the bone tissue. When the placement area heals, we will attach abutments to the post that extend above the gum line. Our team then attaches a crown to the abutment, completing your new tooth. The crown is custom-made to ensure a lifelike appearance, and provide a durable chewing surface too. If you have advanced tooth loss, we could use multiple posts to support a bridge or even a fixed set of dentures.
You don’t have to live with embarrassing gaps in your smile! Give our team a call to schedule a consultation and find out if you need dental implants to restore function, health, and beauty to your smile again. We can help start this process this summer, so you enjoy optimal smiles again!
TALK TO YOUR ROCHESTER, MN DENTIST ABOUT A NEW SMILE
When you have missing teeth, we have a lifelike and durable replacement option. If you would like to find out more about replacing your 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.