When dealing with tooth loss, you need to fill the space to prevent additional oral health complications in the future. Plus, with tooth restoration, you’ll increase your quality of life while gaining a higher sense of confidence with a new smile. Now, many turn to dental implants to treat tooth loss. As a permanent and natural-looking solution, you’ll prevent the loss of your remaining teeth while regaining your quality of life and smile. At Oak Ridge Dental, we offer tooth implants to protect your remaining teeth while giving you the function and appearance you need.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a form of tooth replacement that involves surgically inserting a bio-compatible titanium post onto the jawbone. The post acts as a tooth root, forming a secure bond with the jawbone for a sturdy foundation for the prosthetic tooth. Once the jawbone has healed, a prosthetic tooth is attached, allowing you to regain your smile and proper oral function.
Implants offer the most realistic look for tooth replacement while also providing you with the most naturally functioning tooth replacement. In addition to an improved look and quality of life, there are numerous additional benefits from tooth implants.
Benefits of a Dental Implant
When you have tooth loss, your remaining teeth, bone, and supporting structures no longer have adequate support. Overtime, the lack of support will cause the bone and surrounding structures to deteriorate. As the structures deteriorate, your teeth will begin to shift, causing bite problems. Not to mention, as the teeth become misaligned, it opens the door to tooth decay and gum disease, which can lead to the eventual loss of more teeth.
While dental bridges and partial dentures can be used to give support to teeth once a tooth has been lost, the surrounding teeth used to anchor the bridge in place become more prone to gum disease and tooth decay. Overtime, these teeth will become impacted by the bridge or denture, resulting in the potential for additional tooth loss.
With a dental implant, your teeth will have the support they need to stay strong and healthy. In addition to stopping the destruction of bone, tissue, and supporting structure loss, a dental implant can also help reverse damage that has already occurred. Once an implant is in place, it begins to stimulate the bone. This stimulation encourages new bone growth, allowing you to reverse any damage that has occurred.
A dental implant gives your teeth, bones, and supporting structures the foundation they need to stay strong and healthy. With this added support, you’ll stop the deterioration, saving your remaining teeth and preventing the destruction of facial structures. You’ll have the support you need with the most natural looking and functioning option possible.
If you’re suffering from tooth loss, we encourage you to call our office at (925) 230-9167 today to schedule a consultation. We will evaluate your oral health to determine if you’re a candidate for implant surgery. We’ll help stop the damage while correcting your smile and quality of life with a dental implant.