Missing teeth can cause many oral health problems in addition to the obvious aesthetic problems. When a tooth is missing, the surrounding teeth tend to shift out of place, causing difficulty with biting, chewing, and speaking. Missing teeth also leads to bone loss, which can lead to a sunken appearance to the face. When dental implants are placed after a tooth is removed, it helps maintain the bone because the post acts like an artificial tooth root. They also fill the gap left by a missing tooth, so they prevent surrounding teeth from shifting out of place. In addition, dental implants look and function much like natural teeth, and they don't affect surrounding teeth as dental bridges or partials do.
Reasons To Try Dental Implants
Dental implants include a titanium post, which is surgically placed and functions like a natural tooth root, and an artificial tooth is placed on the post. Our practice is proud to offer dental implants to our patients as a natural-looking tooth replacement option that restores both the health and function of your original teeth.