Things You Should Know About This Remarkable Treatment
One question patients often ask us is, “What is the best treatment for my missing tooth/teeth?” Tooth loss is a common dental condition and there are various options available to replace a missing tooth. In our experience, one treatment is especially effective and offers long-lasting results. Read more to find out about this popular dental service for missing teeth.
If you are dealing with missing teeth, you are probably aware of dental implants. You may have seen information in our office or we might have mentioned the procedure to you. If you are considering implants, here are a few things you should know about this remarkable treatment:
- For a single missing tooth, a dental implant is a great choice because it will not involve your other teeth. For example, a dental bridge — a common replacement for missing teeth — requires the two teeth adjacent to the missing tooth to be filed down in order to support the bridge. If those teeth are in good shape, you might prefer to not alter them.
- For multiple missing teeth, a dental implant can actually provide a stronger base for dentures. Not only does this make the bridge more secure, it will lengthen the lifespan of the bridge.
- Dental implants are as close as you can get to looking and feeling like a natural tooth. They not only look great, but they function incredibly well, too.
- Technology has made it so that dental implants can last a lifetime if they are properly taken care of. They last longer than any other restorative treatment.
- Ultimately, implants help preserve your oral health. Because they are placed in your jaw bone, they helps stimulate the bone which would otherwise begin to shrink and deteriorate.
If you are already familiar with dental implants, we hope this gives you a refresher on the benefits of this treatment. We are always welcoming new patients, as well. If you know of anyone who is in need of tooth loss treatment, please feel free to forward this email to them.
As always, please ask us questions about any of our dental services at your next visit. Until then, have a great day!