Why Dental Implants?
If you have a missing tooth, you may be trying to figure out if you should replace it, and if so, with what. The same goes if you have numerous missing teeth. The truth is, you should replace any missing teeth as soon as the area around the extraction spot is healed. Call on us here at Blue Summit Dental Group, and let us help you figure out how getting a dental implant in that spot can help improve your health, and your life.
Why Dental Implants Are Better Than the Alternative
Dental implants have completely changed how we correct the issue of missing teeth. In years past, you would either have to have a bridge, a partial denture, or a full set of dentures. All of these had issues, and none of them were very reliable. Plus, they could move around, causing issues with self-confidence, and they could even lead to declining oral health. Today, none of those issues need to be problems that you face, no matter how many missing teeth you have, all thanks to dental implants.
To get a dental implant, you have a titanium post put into your jaw, and a false tooth fixed to that post. This means that you have replaced the root of the traditional tooth you lost with metal that will fuse with your bone over time, and replaced the missing tooth with a false one. The tooth will end up being so secure in your mouth, it will not give you any worries about shifting or falling out, and it will do everything the same way that your traditional tooth once did. Click to read a more in-depth overview of dental implants.
Dental Implants Give You Back Your Life
Once you have a dental implant in place and it has healed, you can go about life like you never lost a tooth. You can eat corn on the cob. You can smile and speak with confidence. You can brush and floss like you always did, and not have to worry about that tooth causing any problems. Dental implants also prevent issues that would otherwise be able to ruin your oral health.
One of the biggest problems with a missing tooth is that the longer you go without a tooth in one spot, the more the bone in that spot begins to erode. If you leave a tooth gone from that spot for long enough, the bone will completely reabsorb. The bones around it, then, have no support, and can also begin to cave in, essentially. A dental implant fuses with the bone where the missing tooth came from, promoting new bone instead of a loss of bone, keeping your oral health good.
To find out more about if your mouth is a good candidate for dental implants, or how dental implants could help you, give us a call at (810) 658-9177. We can schedule a consultation for you to speak with Dr. Ralph Becker, and you can then find out what the benefits are of you getting dental implants.