No matter how many teeth you are missing, whether it’s one or all or anywhere in between, dental implants provide a life changing solution. Even a single missing tooth can cause oral health issues and personal issues, especially if the void is visible when you smile. Many people find themselves hiding their smile or avoiding face to face contact. Missing teeth can also lead to teeth shifting, bite issues, gum disease, and tooth decay. Implants are the number one solution for teeth loss because they offer so many more benefits compared to the traditional solutions.
Benefits of Dental Implants
The next best option to your natural teeth is dental implants. No matter how many teeth you are missing, Dr. Heather Adams has a solution for you. Her restorative dentistry office located in Rogers, AR utilizes the latest in dental technology and techniques as well the most progressive materials to give patients quality implant restorations. An implant is actually a medical grade titanium post that is surgically implanted into the jaw bone. How many you need is determined by the number and location of the missing teeth and what kind of restoration you will need. A dental crown, dental bridge or dentures are the restorations used by Dr. Adams. Each option offers benefits over traditional options including:
Better Function – Because implants are surgically placed, they are extremely durable and secure allowing for a higher bite force. Other restorations are not as secure and this forces the patient to only consume softer foods. Have you ever seen a person with dentures eating a steak or an apple? No! Implant supported restorations allows you to eat a well-rounded, healthy diet with very little to no restrictions.
No Fear Of Restoration Falling Out – Dentures and partial dentures are held in place by adhesive, suctioning to the roof of the mouth, or with the use of your healthy remaining teeth and clasps. Unfortunately there are situations when these methods fail creating many possible embarrassing situations. The denture may slip around in the mouth or even fall out while eating or speaking. The use of implants to hold the restoration securely in place eliminates this inconvenience.
Protects The Jawbone – Filling in the gaps caused by missing teeth with traditional restorations will prevent remaining teeth from shifting but they do not address bone deterioration. The tooth root provides the stimulation the jawbone needs to maintain its density and form. When a tooth is missing or extracted, the jawbone will begin to deteriorate due to lack of stimulation. If an implant is surgically placed in the bone after a tooth is removed, this will provide enough stimulation to preserve the jawbone.
Less Maintenance – Dentures and bridgework require a lot of extra maintenance and steps to care for them in addition to caring for your remaining natural teeth. They will need to be adjusted or even replaced eventually. Implants require little to no extra care. For the most part, you will simply brush and floss as you normally do. It is, however, very important to visit our Rogers, AR dentist office routinely so we can monitor the integrity of the osseointegration as well as make sure your restoration is working correctly. While dental implants require less maintenance, you must be dedicated to a strict oral hygiene routine for a lifetime to ensure the success of your implants.
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