Tooth loss is a common oral health problem that affects a surprisingly large number of people. When tooth loss occurs, it can ruin a person’s appearance, lower one’s confidence and make simple tasks like chewing food and speaking clearly a major challenge. To make matters worse, leaving tooth loss untreated can result in serious issues like jawbone deterioration, facial structure loss, unwanted tooth shifts and severe bite imbalances.
Fortunately, many cases of tooth loss can be dealt with by using dental implants to replace the missing teeth. Dental implants are titanium structures that are inserted into the jawbone to support crowns, bridges or even entire dentures as needed. Just one minimally invasive surgery is needed to install the implants. Once the replacement teeth have been attached, the implants themselves will be covered, and only the natural-looking prosthetic teeth will be visible.
Since dental implants work in the same way as natural tooth roots, the majority of people who have received dental implants say that their replacement teeth feel the same as their original ones. Dental implants also perform exceptionally well, keeping the teeth held securely in place at all times, even while they are talking or eating. Overall, they represent one of the best teeth-replacement options in all of modern dentistry.
There are many different types of dental implants that are available, and different procedures are used depending upon the severity of tooth loss and the unique needs of the patient. Our dental care experts will be able to sit down with you and help you determine which type of implant will work best for you.
If you would like to learn more about dental implants and how they can be used to replace missing teeth, please call us at (201) 338-5138 to schedule an appointment.