When you lose permanent teeth, it’s important to arrange for restorations as soon as possible. If you don’t, it can cause the remaining teeth to drift towards the open position in addition to facial sagging and an overall decrease in your oral health. People are increasingly choosing dental implants because they are the most stable tooth replacement available. Dr. Ahmad can give you back your smile in addition to numerous other benefits.
Dental Implants Replace Roots and Teeth
When you receive dentures or a dental bridge, your new replacement teeth sit on top of your gum line. However, the roots to hold them in place are completely gone. With dental implants, your dentist first replaces the roots of your missing teeth with small titanium roots called abutments. These merge with your existing roots in a process called osseointegration and provide better stability to all of your teeth.
After your trusted oral surgeon has placed your artificial tooth roots, you need to wait for the gums and jaw bone to heal before receiving your permanent replacement teeth. However, we are happy to provide you with temporary dentures in the meantime.
Other Benefits of Dental Implants
Many people with dental implants state that they enjoy smiling confidently for the first time in years. They don’t have to hide missing teeth nor do they have to be concerned that their removable dentures might slip out of place. Dental implants return most of your bite power, which in turn enables you to enjoy your favorite foods again without fear of damaging your teeth. They also don’t affect the intelligibility of your speech.
If you do get dentures or a bridge, a dental implant is useful for holding them in place better. Dr. Ahmad would be happy to discuss all of your tooth replacement options with you during a personal consultation.