Dental implants have repeatedly been deemed the most notable and revolutionary dental innovations of our generation, and it’s easy to see why. They are the next best thing to natural teeth, and they can be used to secure a variety of restorations for a strong, healthy bite as well as a beautiful smile. At the Billings, MT dental office of Dr. Chalsey Nelsen, patients seeking a permanent solution to tooth loss are invited to explore the innumerable possibilities afforded by dental implants.
Do I need to replace missing teeth?
Lost teeth can cause more serious dental problems if not replaced immediately.
- The pockets in your gums left by missing teeth become hiding places for disease- and decay-causing bacteria.
- When you lose a tooth, the remaining teeth may shift into the gap, disrupting the entire architecture of your jaw. This change in structure can increase your risk of TMJ disorder and chronic pain.
- Bone deterioration begins immediately after a tooth is lost; the longer you wait to replace your tooth, the more severe bone loss will be; the more severe your bone loss, the lower your chances are of being able to replace the tooth successfully.
Your teeth provide you with more than just the ability to chew; they also affect your speech, comfort, and self-confidence. At CORE Dental Care, we believe that everyone deserves a chance at a beautiful smile.
Why choose an implant over other restorative options?
Because dental implants are firmly secured within the sturdy bone of your jaw, they serve as the ideal anchor for all kinds of custom restorations, including porcelain crowns, bridges, and dentures. Your restoration is made of only the highest-grade materials to ensure a completely natural look; you’ll be able to speak and smile with complete confidence knowing that your replacement teeth look like the smile you were born with.
A dental implant offers another key advantage over a traditional removable prosthetic like a denture. Because the tissue in your jaw needs stimulation from your natural teeth in order to stay healthy, it begins to deteriorate following tooth loss. While dentures and bridges replace the crown portion of your missing teeth, only dental implants are capable of restoring the root portion as well. This keeps your jaw healthy and full, thereby reducing your risk of future tooth loss and promoting a healthier, stronger bite.
With dental implants, you can finally enjoy your favorite foods again without the fear of a slipping denture or embarrassment out in public. Your newly restored smile and bite will undoubtedly improve your self-confidence as well, a psychological advantage to tooth replacement that cannot be emphasized enough.
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Whether you are looking to replace a single tooth or would like to learn more about how dental implants can restore your entire smile, Dr. Chalsey is here to help. We strive to help patients live happier, healthier, and more fulfilled lives through comprehensive oral healthcare, and we believe that our commitment to you shows in everything that we do. Contact our office today for a consultation, and prepare to smile with confidence again.