Don’t Ignore Your Tooth Loss
Dental implants can fill those toothless gaps and revive your smile for the long term.
Whether you are someone who developed gum disease that went undetected because you don’t come in for routine cleanings or you received a nasty blow to the face while in the heat of the game, there are so many reasons why people of all ages can experience tooth loss. Millions of Americans have lost at least one tooth, but our Cedar Park, TX, dentist, Dr. Jason Dyson, is here to tell you how dental implants could give you back the smile you miss.
Why should you replace missing teeth?
Besides the fact that having gaps in your smile can be unsightly and embarrassing, untreated tooth loss can lead to a variety of other unpleasant issues. For instance, teeth will start to shift toward the gap, leading to misalignments in your smile. Over time you’ll experience jawbone loss, which will affect the shape of your face and even lead to premature wrinkles and lines.
In order to prevent these problems from happening to you, it’s important that you visit our Cedar Park general dentist right away to find out whether dental implants are the best choice for replacing your missing tooth or teeth.
What are dental implants?
Implants are small metal posts that are placed into the jawbone to take over the role of your missing tooth’s roots. An implant is designed to replace a single missing tooth and to support a dental crown. Of course, multiple implants can also be used to replace multiple teeth and to support other restorations such as dentures.
How are dental implants different from other tooth replacements?
Implants are the only tooth replacement that actually functions and look like real teeth. They even fuse together with the jawbone and tissues within your mouth. No other restoration offers the longevity that this tooth replacement does. With the proper care and maintenance, an implant could last the rest of your life.
Implants are also the only replacement option that provides the jawbone with the stimulation it needs to prevent bone loss. Since dentures and bridges don’t take the place of tooth roots and can’t stimulate the jawbone, the bone will continue to lose density over time, which will result in needing to get your dentures or bridges readjusted.
Treating your tooth loss should be your top priority. By restoring your smile you could prevent further oral health complications in the future. Now is the perfect time to call Parmer Oaks Dental Care in Cedar Park, TX, and to schedule an implant consultation with us.