If you’re missing even one tooth—to say nothing of missing several teeth—then you know what the obvious difficulties are. First, you may not be able to eat some of the foods that you enjoy most, as well as those that are important to a healthy and nutritious diet, such as fresh fruits and vegetables. Secondly, speaking clearly may be a challenge, because our teeth play a vital role in word formation. Last but certainly not least, you may feel self-conscious knowing that people can see your missing tooth when you smile or laugh.
Beyond these obvious problems, there are others that you may not even be aware of. For example, just one missing tooth can cause adjacent teeth to shift, which can lead to bite problems. Missing teeth increase the likelihood of tooth decay in your other teeth, as well as the chances of gum disease. And did you know that a tooth root helps support jaw health? When you lose a tooth all the way to the root, your jaw begins to dissolve as the bone is no longer needed to support a tooth.
Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that prevent bone loss, because they are actually comprised of two parts. The first is a biocompatible titanium post that replaces a tooth root. Dr. Robison surgically implants this post in the bone beneath the space of a missing tooth. Over time, the post and bone fuse together, forming a symbiotic relationship that is similar to that between a natural root and bone.
The second part of a dental implant is the tooth restoration, usually a porcelain or ceramic crown, which is anchored in place by the titanium post. Thus, dental implants provide stability, strength, and longevity. Dentures and partials can also be attached to dental implants, giving you options for greater flexibility. For the most natural look and feel, dental implants are the best choice in tooth replacement.
Robison Dental Group can provide you with dental implant restorations or implant dentures that complete the process of bringing your bright, white smile back to life.
Do you want a fresh, healthy, bright smile, allowing you to express yourself with confidence?