Did you know, when a person loses a tooth (or teeth) due to disease, injury, or for any reason, there are plenty of options to replace that missing tooth! Treatment and care plans are available with the help of a caring dentist.
Tooth loss is not something that should discourage you from seeking dental care. In fact, tooth loss is more common than you may think.
By the age of 74, 26% of adults have lost all of their permanent teeth. While it may sound like a dire fact, never fear! With a dental implant, you can maintain a good outlook on your oral health.
In the past, bridges were the first choice to replace teeth that were lost. However, with the advent of dental implants, patients have more options. A dental implant is a synthetic structure that is placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root.
For the sake of placing an artificial tooth, the implant is set within the jawbone to form a good strong anchor. Once you have elected dental implants you can expect these great advantages:
• Maintain clear speech. With dentures, your teeth can slip within your mouth resulting in slurred words and difficulty speaking. Dental implants are solidified within the root of the tooth, therefore prevents any slipping.
• Self Confidence. We have all watched those silly movies of actors accidently dropping their dentures in a cup of water because of their loose fit. While this is funny on screen, it is extremely embarrassing for the individual. Dental implants are permanently installed in the mouth, and will never cause slippage. Additionally, since implants look and feel like your natural teeth, they allow you to feel more confident about the appearance of your teeth.
• Prevent further tooth loss. In the past other methods of teeth replacement meant otherwise healthy teeth would be adversely affected. Adjacent teeth would be cut down to allow for the new installation. Not so with implants. The beauty of dental implants is the preservation of existing mouth structures.
• Avoid future damage. Since the implant area is the only one affected, you can expect that the surrounding teeth will remain healthy. You are less likely to need restorative intervention on adjacent teeth in the future.
• Implants are long lasting. A properly maintained dental implant can last at least ten years with minimal additional dental work. Even though you may have to have periodic adjustments or maintenance done beyond that point, if you maintain your implant properly and seek adequate preventive/maintenance care, one implant can last you a very long time!
At My Plantation Dentist, we use and restore with Straumann implant systems, as they are recognized to be the leader in highest quality implant restorations.
To learn more about the Straumann Implant and the procedure, watch a video by clicking here.
Visit our website to learn more about our dental implant services and then feel free to schedule an appointment with Dr. Heidi Finkelstein at My Plantation Dentist. Hope to see you soon!