Losing your natural teeth can be difficult. Not only are there cosmetic concerns, but there can also be real medical concerns as well. When your natural teeth are compromised or fall out, the damage can also involve areas under the surface of the tooth. The root will be lost and the bone under the tooth will start deteriorating unless you take advantage of dental implant services.
This process, called bone resorption, can cause the face to shrink back into the mouth, negatively affecting the entire facial structure. Dramatic facial changes can occur, where the lips fold inward and the lower jaw area begins shriveling up. Deep folds and contours can develop around the mouth, making a person look much older than they really are.
Missing Teeth and Bone Loss
The more teeth you have missing, the faster and more severe the bone loss. If someone is missing all of their teeth, a few years of bone loss can make it impossible for them to wear removable devices like dentures or partials. This is why it is so critical to replace the teeth as soon as possible with a dental implant. This helps preserve the bone underneath, which acts as an anchor and bonds with the replacement tooth, allowing the patient to bite and chew normally.
Dental Implant Services
Dental implants offer new hope to those dealing with the loss of their teeth and represent the new standard of care when it comes to tooth replacement. The implant functions as a substitute root for the missing tooth and the bone surrounding it will bond to the implant, which forms a stable anchor for the replacement tooth that looks, feels and works just like a normal tooth.
Having a dental implant will lead to bone preservation by simulating the presence of a real tooth. In turn, this leads to the maintenance of the existing facial structure.
Taking advantage of dental implant services has numerous advantages over more conventional options. In other cases, you may need to have adjacent teeth ground down for a bridge or require a partial denture using clasps that can damage your gum line.
Dental implants represent a permanent solution to the problem of missing teeth. It does not matter whether you are missing one tooth or all of your teeth, we can help you regain your self-esteem and improve the quality of your life.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is simply a small titanium device serving as a tooth replacement as the missing root part of that tooth. Since strength and biocompatibility are important, titanium is used because it is easily accepted by the body.
Your living jawbone tissue will surround and anchor the surface of the implant, becoming one with the jawbone. Your jawbone will fuse with the implant as if it was your own natural tooth. Dental implants are stable, strong and permanent.
Make an appointment at Implant and Comprehensive Dentistry to learn more about how our dental implant services can be used to restore your smile. We have locations in Champions Gate and Winter Haven. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation!