Dental Implants Can Permanently Replace Missing Teeth
Missing teeth can affect almost every aspect of your life. Fortunately, dental implants can replace one or more missing teeth, improving your appearance, dental function, and self-confidence. These permanent restorations offer a number of unique benefits, and they are almost identical to natural teeth.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
At Pure Smile Dental, we offer several options to replace missing teeth. However, there are a number of reasons to consider dental implants over the alternatives. First, implants are stable and long-lasting. You will not have to worry about your teeth slipping out of place, and, with proper care, your implant posts could last the rest of your life.
Second, your implant-supported restorations not only replace your teeth’s crowns, but also their roots. Like your natural tooth roots, they will stimulate a healthy flow of nutrients to your jawbone every time you bite and chew, helping prevent jawbone resorption and further tooth loss.
Determining Your Candidacy for Implants
To qualify for dental implants, you must have enough jawbone density to support the posts. Before recommending implants, Dr. Lo will take X-rays to look for signs of bone recession. If your bone has shrunk significantly, she may recommend a prerequisite procedure, such as bone grafting. Alternatively, you may choose a traditional dental bridge or denture.