It is a well known fact that millions of Americans suffer from tooth loss. In the past, the only way of treating tooth loss was with bridges and full or partial dentures. Now, thanks to advancements in modern technology and medical science, there has emerged a more natural and effective way to take care of missing teeth and the health issues associated with tooth loss. Dental implants offer a long-term, aesthetically pleasing way to replace missing teeth and improve your oral health.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are artificial roots made of titanium that are used for tooth replacement. They are anchored directly into the jaw bone to help secure the “new tooth” in place. Dental implants offer a way to treat tooth loss without the use of dentures and are one of the most natural looking options since they resemble the appearance of regular teeth. Dental implants are known to have a 98% success rate, which is why they’re now one of the most popular choices for treatment.
Consequences of Tooth Loss
Your teeth all work together to make up the structure of your smile. When one or more of your teeth are missing, the structure of your mouth and the health of your other teeth can be seriously affected. Having missing teeth can create both psychological and physical problems including:
- Lack of confidence
- Tooth decay
- Receding gums
- Bone loss
- Difficulty chewing or swallowing
- Speech impairment
- Other health concerns
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If you are suffering from tooth loss and are interested in learning more about dental implants, please contact our office. Dr. Dean and his team will be more than happy to speak to you about your situation and discuss your options for treatment. Call now to schedule an appointment for a consultation.