Dental Implants For Tooth Replacement
When you brush and floss your teeth, chances are you aren't admiring each one along the way. Truth be told, our teeth really are deserving of a bit of respect. Without them, we wouldn't be able to enjoy our favorite foods, or speak clearly, for that matter. In reality, our teeth are integral not only to our visible appearance, but also to our digestion, confidence, and more.
The consequences of tooth loss can fall like a line of dominoes. The immediate effect of tooth loss is that a gap appears. Even if this gap is not front and center in the smile, there is a high likelihood that it is somewhat noticeable in the smile. Food may get stuck between the teeth and gums due to settling in the gap, and bacteria may also collect in the extra space. If the gap is not filled with a new tooth, adjacent teeth could shift out of their optimal position, creating even more spaces where they don't belong. In the long run, tooth loss can also affect the overall integrity of the jaw structure. Without the root, the bone tissue beneath the gap gradually degrades.
How to Handle Tooth Loss
In order to know how to best handle the loss of a permanent tooth, it is necessary to recognize the importance of roots. Historically, the process of replacing teeth has left out this vital step. Not anymore. Dental implant treatment revolves around the roots of teeth. Replacing these structures that lie under the gums means restoring full stability to the crown, bridge, or denture that sits on top of the gums. Replacing roots with tiny implants also means preserving bone structure by ensuring stimulation remains consistent.
There are several reasons why most patients consider dental implants when they need to replace one or more teeth. The process is straightforward and comfortable thanks to gentle technique and local anesthetic. Most patients are back to work the next day!
Your Canton dentist Dr. Hisrich is here to help you restore full function and a natural appearance with tooth replacement designed just for you. To learn more about dental implant treatment, including mini dental implants, call (330) 493-8400.