When you have missing teeth, whether one or several, then we could potentially replace these lost teeth with advanced tooth replacement. Dental implants not only look natural, but can potentially last for decades to come. In today’s blog, your Austin, MN, dentists talk about placing one or more dental implants.
What Happens Following Missing Teeth
When we lose our teeth, this could lead to a number of major complications with oral health and smile beauty. For example, the gap could cause teeth to drift from position, the resulting misalignment increasing the risk of cavities and gum disease. The balance of the bite is upset, so the chances of painful disorders like TMD and bruxism arising are more likely too. Missing teeth also complicate how you eat and speak, causing further issues with quality of life. The body will also respond by diverting the flow of calcium and phosphates away from the tissue around the missing teeth. As the jaw in that portion loses mass and density, this could mean further tooth loss!
Dental implants offer a number of benefits for smiles with missing teeth. They are actually surgically inserted into the jawbone, where they bond with the bone tissue and act as new roots. The body will accept them as such, and this prevents the loss of mass and density in the jawbone, preserving your jaw and facial structure. We then attach an abutment to them so we can connect a custom crown or prosthetic, so your new tooth or teeth look completely natural and absorb daily bite forces. These can last for years to come, decades or possibly even a lifetime in some cases!
Placement and Restoration
We begin by carefully planning the placement of the implant, choosing the position and angle to support new teeth and stimulate the growth of bone tissue. We then connect the abutment. For an individual one, we can use a custom crown to offer a life like restoration. We can also custom-make bridges, partials, and full sets of dentures, so you have a complete smile that looks great! We can then discuss the best way to care of your smile, so your new teeth and your remaining natural ones can stay in place for many years to come.
If you have any questions about avoiding tooth loss or about solutions with implant dentistry, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you smile without hesitation again!
Do You Have Questions About Implant Dentistry?
Our team wants to help you enjoy a full smile with an advanced and long-lasting replacement option. To schedule your next dental appointment with the Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic, contact our Austin, MN dental office today by calling 507-437-6312.