Addressing Tooth Loss With Dental Implants

People who suffer tooth loss can be unpleasantly surprised to learn how much of their daily life is impacted by this problem. You can run into recurring issues with eating, and even speaking, because of missing teeth. The compromises you make when you have to work around tooth loss can lead to a strain on your jaw joints, which can create regular discomfort. You can also find yourself in jeopardy of losing more teeth, as any teeth next to a gap will have less support. If you want to restore your smile as completely as possible, talk to your dentist about receiving dental implants. Implants operate like prosthetic roots for restorations. You will enjoy permanent placement for your dental prosthetic, and increased functional capabilities.

Can Dental Implants Be Used To Hold Larger Restorations?

You can think of a dental implant as acting like an artificial root for a dental crown that acts as a replacement tooth, but don’t let that confuse you – implants can also be used for larger restorations. A sequence of implants is able to hold a set of dentures, so patients with more advanced tooth loss can still enjoy benefits without having to receive an implant for each tooth lost.

Will I Receive Approval To Have Dental Implants Placed?

Many patients are happy to learn that they can have dental implants placed, but you do need to undergo an evaluation before placement can move forward. One issue your dentist has to check for is that your jawbone is up to the task of supporting an implant. If you have issues with this, your dentist may need to recommend a grafting procedure to help ensure that your jaw can hold your implant.

Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry Can Help You Address Tooth Loss

At Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, Dr. Calcagno and our staff are excited to help our patients enjoy their best oral care. If you need to address tooth loss, you can set up a time to discuss implant placement, and learn how you can regain your complete smile. To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 281-3659. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and our staff welcome families from Rochester, MN, as well as Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and all surrounding areas.