We offer an array of options to restore your smile, with treatments designed to address minor and severe damage, or to treat issues like tooth decay and dental infection. However, a major complication for your smile is the loss of one or more teeth. Your Rochester, MN, dentist will discuss why you should include dental implants into your smile restoration plan.
The Health Risks of Missing Teeth
When people think about tooth loss, then tend to focus mainly on the esthetics. After all, gaps in your smile can obviously be quit embarrassing. However, missing teeth also change the balance of your smile and could lead to major oral health complications. For example, tooth loss could impact what foods you eat, and even make speaking clearly difficult. The shifts in bite balance could mean the onset of TMJ disorder or bruxism (chronic teeth grinding). Misalignment could develop as teeth begin to drift due to the developing gaps in your smile. Finally, once the body suspends the flow of nutrients to the jawbone around the missing teeth, the loss of mass and density in the jawbone could mean not only further tooth loss, but a prematurely aged appearance too!
Benefits Only Dental Implants Offer
A dental implant doesn’t just fill the space in your smile. Made from a biocompatible titanium, the post inserted into your jawbone will act like a new root. The body will accept it as so, which means resuming the flow of nutrients and preserving the mass and density of the jawbone. Not only does this ensure a stable replacement option, but also that your new teeth could last decades to come, potentially even a lifetime with proper care and attention! In comparison, crown-secured bridges and removable dentures need periodic replacement, as the loss of mass and density in the jawbone means changes to your jaw ridge.
Planning Your New Smile
If you have missing teeth, we will carefully examine your smile to assess the causes and extent of your tooth loss. We treat underlying oral health issues, and then use digital technology to plana and guide the placement process. Next, we attach an abutment after the post bond with the jawbone, using this abutment to secure a custom-made crown and ensuring your new tooth looks natural. If you have any questions about tooth loss or implant dentistry, then contact our team today. We want to make 2021 the year you enjoy a full and stunning smile once again!
Talk To Your Rochester, MN Dentist’s Office About Implant Dentistry
Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry wants to help you enjoy a full smile once again. If you want to learn more about implant dentistry and tooth loss prevention, you can reach our dentist’s office in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.