Are you having trouble with missing teeth? Even if you only lose one tooth, it can hurt the other teeth around it. Missing teeth can affect more than just a person’s oral health. They can also damage their social life.

Dental implants are the best long-term solution for people who are missing teeth. Today, Perry Family Dentistry is here to guide you on why choosing dental implants can be the best option for your health.

Look at this post and discover more about dental implants and our other teeth services!

Are You Missing Teeth?

Tooth loss can be caused by many different things, like trauma or advanced periodontal disease. Tooth loss is prevalent among adults, with more than 178 million people having it.

When a person is missing a tooth, it affects their appearance, ability to chew, and confidence. Tooth loss can lead to other oral problems, like tooth decay and bone loss, if treatment is put off. But, believe it or not, it is something you can fix.

Dentures have been the most popular way to replace missing teeth for many years. However, patients now realize that dental implants are better for their function and appearance in the long run.

Dental implants are often thought to be the best way to replace teeth that have been taken out. It’s becoming increasingly popular because they can replace missing teeth in a way that looks and feels more natural.

Dental implants can alter a single missing tooth or a whole row of missing teeth. Are you still wondering?

Multiple Missing Teeth Function

The implant itself and the restoration are the three parts of dental implant restoration. When more than one tooth is missing, the dentist may use a dental bridge or a complete denture that stays in place and can’t be removed.

Most dentists can use anywhere from two to five dental implants, depending on how many teeth need to be replaced.

Dental Implants vs. Removable Dentures

Both dental implants and removable dentures are good ways to alter multiple missing teeth, and both look just like natural teeth. But then again, dental implants stay in place inside the jaw for life, while removable dentures rest on the gums.

One more benefit of dental implants is that they can support your teeth for a long time. In many cases, they can last for more than twenty years. Also, dental implants do the same thing that removable dentures do, which is to keep the density of the jawbone.

Why Would You Want Dental Implants?

As a whole, dental implants are almost as good as having your teeth. Dental implants look seems to be like natural teeth so that they can replace missing teeth.

Other ways to replace teeth can lead to tooth or bone loss and make it hard to eat, smile, speak, and do other things you do every day. But here are other things to consider:

Long-term Replacement

Dental implants’ long-term success rate is higher than traditional dental bridges, which usually only last five to ten years. Conventional bridges need to be replaced at some point, and they often cause more teeth to fall out.

With the best and proper care, dental implants can last forever! No need to feel awkward in public, embarrassed, or afraid that your teeth will fall out when you eat, talk, or smile. Dental implants will help you feel good about yourself again.

Keep Both Your Smile and Face

Dental implants can replace missing teeth and help you smile again. But did you know that they also keep your face’s shape by keeping your jaws in the same condition? When you lose teeth, the jaw bones break down almost immediately.

When you lose jaw bone, it can change the shape of your face. Without teeth and a strong jawbone, a face can sag and look old and wrinkled. Dental implants are the only way to replace missing teeth that will also keep your jaw bone structure.

Rebuilds Your Bone For Better Health

Your teeth can only stay in place if the bone in your jaw is healthy. If the jaw bone gets thin, it can weaken the tooth roots, which can cause the teeth to fall out. The bone tissue in your jaw is always replaced, just like the bone tissue in the rest of your body.

The bone replacement cycle replaces old, weak bone tissue with new, healthy bone tissue. This cycle needs a little stimulation in your jaw to stay at its best.

When your roots are in place, they start the bone replacement cycle. This causes your bone to make the new, healthy tissue needed to stay strong and healthy.

Rebuilding Your Bones

When you lose a tooth, you also lose the root. Because of this, the bone in that area doesn’t grow and heal as quickly. So, your jaw can get thinner when you lose teeth, even if you have a bridge or dentures.

Since the teeth on either side of the missing tooth need strong jaw bones to stay in place, when the bone thins, the roots of the teeth on either side can become weak and fall out. But implants are different.

The implant post goes into the jaw, where it can work like a natural tooth root to speed up the process of bone growth. That means the jaw bone around the implant and the tooth roots next to it will stay strong.

Replace Your Missing Teeth Today

Implants could be a great way to get back your beautiful, confident smile if you miss one or more teeth. Book an appointment online today to find out more about implants at Perry Family Dentistry and if they are an ideal choice for you.