When you lose a tooth, or several, this could impact how you eat, speak, and even the stability of your facial structure. Which is why instead of replacing teeth with removable dentures or bridges, our team can secure replacement with dental implants. In today’s blog, your Rochester, MN, dentist talks about the benefits of implant dentistry.
The Impact of Losing Your Teeth
Suffering from tooth loss could mean serious issues for the strength and stability of your smile, not to mention the appearance of your smile too! The body will respond to the missing roots by suspending the flow of calcium and phosphorus to the jaw around the lost roots. Without these nutrients, the bone tissue breaks down, causing further tooth loss and an older appearance. Missing teeth are also linked to misalignment and jaw joint strain, leading to painful complications that alter how you eat and speak. Instead of living with tooth loss, talk to our team about restoring your smile with dental implants.
Inserting Dental Implants
Dental implants are small screw-like posts made from titanium, a biocompatible material the body accepts as natural tooth structure. We guide them into place with advanced digital technology, ensuring they sit at an angle and position that allows them to support a new tooth. Once in place, osseointegration occurs, which bonds them to the jaw like natural roots. Your new teeth can now last for decades to come, possibly a lifetime. In comparison, traditional bridges and removable dentures need to be replaced every five to ten years on average, as the jaw ridge will change shape due to the lack of tooth roots.
The Visible Portion of Your New Tooth
Once the placement area heals, we will address the visible portion of your new tooth. For an individual one, we will attach an abutment to the post that extends above the gums, so we can then connect a custom-made dental crown, one created from durable and lifelike materials, ensuring it blends with the rest of your smile. If you have more advanced tooth loss, we could employ multiple posts to secure a bridge or even a full set of fixed dentures, so you can smile with confidence and enjoy long-lasting results.
If you have any questions about how we address missing teeth with implant dentistry, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you enjoy a beautiful smile that lasts for years to come.
TALK TO YOUR ROCHESTER, MN, DENTIST ABOUT IMPLANT DENTISTRY
Tooth loss could lead to issues with your smile’s beauty and function, so talk to our team about possible replacement options. If you have one or more missing teeth, please call our dentist’s office in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.