You can lose a tooth due to a variety of factors. Injury, poor oral hygiene, and advanced gum disease are all factors behind adult tooth loss. Can you replace missing teeth? Yes. Using dental implant technology, we can restore your lost teeth and help your smile become whole again. You can then eat and speak without embarrassment or difficulty.
Frequently Asked Questions About Replacing Missing Teeth
Question: How does a dental implant work?
Answer: Dental implants replace more than just the visible portion of the tooth. A post made from biocompatible titanium will be inserted into the jawbone. After bonding with the bone tissue, the implant will act as a new tooth root. Then a restoration will be attached to the post using an abutment.
Question: Will they last a long time?
Answer: Yes. Since the new tooth bonds with the jaw in the same manner as a natural one, you can expect the replacement tooth to last a lifetime. With the right care and maintenance, they can last several decades. You should are for them as you would a natural tooth, brushing and flossing daily and seeing a dentist for a dental cleaning twice a year.
Question: Do they look natural?
Answer: Yes. The implant is topped with a custom-made restoration, designed and shaded to blend seamlessly with your smile. Your new tooth should match your smile and reflect your unique facial structure.
Question: What happens if I don’t have my missing tooth replaced?
Answer: Without tooth replacement you could develop misalignment as teeth near the gap drift, which may lead to a higher risk of tooth decay or gum disease. The jaw joint strain form tooth los can also lead to TMJ disorder or bruxism (teeth grinding) in some cases. In addition, the missing root can cause the body to suspend the flow of calcium and phosphorous to the jaw, causing the bone tissue to deteriorate. The resulting facial collapse can make your appear older. However, dental implants can stimulate jawbone growth and prevent facial collapse.