Dental Implants: Revitalize Your Smile!
If you’re missing teeth or have adult teeth that need to be removed, you might be nervous about what’s next. Do you just live with a gap in your smile for the rest of your life? Is it healthy to do that?
The truth is that missing teeth cause significant problems with your mouth, jaw, and even your face. The good news is that you don’t have to live with gaps. Dental implants can give you natural-looking teeth that help protect surrounding teeth and keep your mouth and jaw healthy.
If you have a gap from a missing tooth, your jaw in that area will lose 25% of its volume in just the first year. Bone loss will continue over time if you don’t take action. This not only weakens your jaw but can also cause your face to sag.
An implant strengthens the bone by giving it something to adhere to and grow around, just like a normal tooth. This stops bone loss and restores your normal face structure.
When you’re missing a tooth, you’ll often eat and chew differently to avoid it. This can shift your bite, putting pressure on your jaw. These issues may cause TMJ or other problems with your jaw muscles. The result is jaw pain, locking, popping, and other jaw muscle problems. By replacing the missing tooth with an implant, you can eat normally and avoid all of these issues.
If you’ve been told in the past that you can’t have implants, it’s worth checking again. Dental technology has improved dramatically over time and bone reconstruction or other procedures may allow you to have a healthy, natural-looking implant.
If you’re interested in learning more about replacing your lost tooth, contact us today! Our professional dentists can review your situation and let you know what treatment is best for you.