When you suffer from tooth loss, this leaves gaps in your smile that could cause major oral health complications. To improve both the health and beauty of your smile, you need to seek missing tooth replacement. In today’s blog, your Austin, MN, dentists will explain how implants offer a secure and long-lasting option.
The Dangers of Losing Natural Teeth
When we have a gap in our smile due to missing teeth, this could impact the position of surrounding teeth. As they drift, misalignment could develop, which increases the risk of issues like tooth decay and gum disease. Tooth loss is also connected to a higher risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding) as balance of the bite changes. As the severity of your tooth loss increases, then you could also have trouble eating your favorite foods, or even speaking clearly. Which means you need a secure and lifelike tooth replacement option.
Planning and Placing an Implant Posts
First, we will need to assess the cause of your tooth loss and treat any underlying oral health issues, such as periodontal disease, to ensure the stability of your new tooth. We then use digital technology to plan and guide the placement of dental implant post, inserting them directly into the jawbone. Through a process known as osseointegration, they will bond with the bone tissue and stimulate the growth of new tissue, allowing your new teeth to last for decades, possibly even a lifetime. At this point, we can move forward with the restoration process!
Restorations and Dentures
For an individual dental implant, we will attach an abutment to secure a restoration, such as a crown. This addresses the visible of your tooth, ensuring an attractive appearance. The material can also absorb daily bite forces! If you have lost several teeth, then multiple post could be used to secure a bridge or denture. You then enjoy a prosthetic that doesn’t need to be removed for cleaning and soaking, and never slips when you eat or speak. If you have a missing tooth, then contact our team to schedule a consultation today. You can start the process now and use your remaining 2020 dental insurance benefits, starting 2021 with a healthier, fuller smile. If you have any questions, then please feel free to contact our team today.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT IMPLANT DENTISTRY?
Our team wants to help you enjoy optimal oral health with a secure tooth replacement option, returning your smile to a full and beautiful state. Be sure to contact Potach and Mitchel Dental in Austin, MN, today at 507-437-6312. Our team wants to help you start a new year with a strong, full smile that fills you with confidence and allows you to continue eating your favorite foods!