Did you know that almost 200 million Americans are missing at least one tooth? According to the American College of Prosthodontists, it’s true, and it’s not a fun fact. When you are missing a tooth, you’re also increasing your risk of gum infections, bite misalignment, difficulties with speech, and other overall health issues. The good news is that dental implants can help address these issues.
Advanced Dental Implants
Dental bridges and dentures only replace the top portions of your teeth. To fully replace a tooth, you have to include the roots, which are important to help stimulate your jawbone to maintain a steady supply of nutrients your body needs. That’s where implants help. They are small, biocompatible titanium posts placed in your jawbone. Over a few months, the bone bonds to the implants. Once they are secured, we can place bridges, crowns, or dentures on them. We do the whole implant procedure in our office, too!
Benefits of Dental Implants
One of the most significant benefits of dental implants is their stability. When a bridge or denture is attached to them, it is less likely to move around. Also, when you bite or chew with implants, the posts stimulate your jawbone, promoting a healthy flow of nutrients. This may help reduce the risk of future tooth loss. Caring for your implants, too, is as easy as taking care of your natural, healthy teeth. Remember to brush and floss daily and schedule exams and cleanings with us at least twice a year.
Schedule a Consultation About Dental Implants With Us
If you’ve lost a tooth, a dental implant may help maintain your oral health and help with any biting or chewing issues you may have. To learn more, call the Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic at (507) 437-6312.