Dental implants don’t need crowns, suctions, or adhesives to secure new teeth. Instead, we insert them to the jaw, with implant posts that act as new roots. We then attach a restoration or denture. But what makes these durable teeth look so natural too? At our Metairie, LA oral surgery clinic, we can offer new and long-lasting teeth that last for years to come!
The Causes of Your Tooth Loss
As we age, the risk of tooth loss increases. Missing teeth often occur due to factors like injuries, accidents, or even untreated cavities or infections. The most common factor is periodontitis, the advanced stage of gum disease. Without treatment, this late-stage of your periodontal disease destroys the tissue connecting your teeth and gums. Teeth become loose and eventually lost. When we examine your smile, we will treat any underlying oral health issues and also assess the strength of your jaw, to make sure you’re ready for dental implants.
The Impact of Missing Teeth
You should consider seeing us once you lose a tooth for dental implants for a number of reasons. First, tooth loss could impact how you eat and limit your meal options, which deprives you of essential nutrients. In addition, you could feel embarrassed about your appearance, which leads to trouble with social interactions. The gap in your smile could cause misalignment, or even jaw joint concerns like TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). Your jaw could also lose mass and density, as the body will stop sending doses of calcium and phosphates to the jaw around your lost root, causing it to break down. This breakdown then leads to further tooth loss and an aged appearance! But with dental implants, we can offer a natural looking solution.
What Makes Dental Implants Look Natural
First, we secure them with posts inserted into the jawbone, which acts as new roots and stimulates the growth of jawbone tissue to prevent a loss of mass and density. Once these are secured in place, our team will connect an abutment to them so we can attach the portion people see when you smile. For an individual lost tooth, we can create a custom crown from lifelike materials, color matched to blend with your smile. For more advanced cases of missing teeth we can secure a bridge or even a complete set of lifelike and custom dentures! You can smile with confidence, with new teeth that look and function like natural ones.
If you have any questions about missing teeth and implant dentistry, then contact our team today to learn more.
Talk To Jackson Oral Surgery About Replacing Missing Teeth
To find out more about the best options for addressing your lost teeth with implant dentistry, call Jackson Oral Surgery in Metairie, LA at (504) 455-7161.