Do you have missing teeth? Have you lost one or possibly more teeth? If so, they you are aware of how this changes the appearance of your smile or can lead to difficulty eating or being understood clearly. You may not realize this also impacts your oral health. Fortunately, we offer strong and lifelike options for replacing your missing teeth.
Missing Teeth Quiz
- True or False: Tooth loss hurts your oral health.
- True or False: Dental implants are surgically placed.
- True or False: They look completely natural.
- True or False: We can secure implant-retained dentures.
- True. When you lose one or more teeth the alignment of your smile is in jeopardy. Misalignment can develop, which increases the risk of tooth decay, periodontal problems, TMJ disorder, and even bruxism (teeth grinding). In addition, the body registers the missing tooth roots and stops supplying doses of calcium and phosphorus, leading to the loss of jawbone tissue and an aged appearance.
- True. After the implant post is surgically placed the new root bonds with the jawbone. This leads to a study replacement tooth and also halts to loss of jawbone tissue, persevering your facial structure. Once the area heals an abutment and dental crown are added.
- True. The crown that tops the tooth is custom-made from lifelike materials. The result is a new tooth the blends seamlessly with your smile and can last a lifetime, 25 years or more in many cases.
- True. If you have multiple lost teeth or are missing all of them you can receive dentures. Unlike traditional removable prosthetics, these will be secured with between six and eight implant posts per arch. They won’t slip when you eat or speak. They don’t need to be removed and don’t require the use of suction or adhesive to hold in place.