When we see people with missing teeth, we offer replacement using dental implants. These not only provide a lifelike appearance, but also offer durability, with the ability to last for decades to come. At your Hickory, NC, dentist’s office, our team is skilled and experienced in the placement of dental implants, and will explain what makes them so strong and stable.
The Importance of Addressing Your Tooth Loss
You should always seek treatment for your missing teeth to avoid major complications with your smile. For example, tooth loss could allow nearby teeth to drift from position, causing misalignment and poorer oral health. The stress on your jaw joints means a painful disorder like TMD and bruxism could be more likely too, along with issues eating your favorite foods and even speaking clearly. The most severe complication is the loss of mass and density in your jaw, which occurs when the body stops sending doses of calcium and phosphorus to the area around the missing root. You then increase the risk of tooth loss and an older appearance! But with dental implants, we can offer a strong and durable solution to prevent these complications.
Securing Tooth Replacement
The key to the stability and strength of dental implants is the biocompatible titanium post that makes up the implant portion. We will surgically insert this into your jawbone, where the body accepts it as a natural tooth root. It bonds with the bone tissue, which stimulates the growth of jawbone structure to prevent the loss of mass and density in your smile. The post can then support a crown or a portion of a bridge or denture. The post can stay in place for deeds to come, possibly a lifetime, with proper care and attention. Which means dental implants can look and function like natural teeth!
Ensuring a Lifelike Appearance
Once the post has been properly secured, we will connect an abutment to it and attach a crown. The crown will be custom-made to look natural and blend with your smile, while also handling daily bite forces and pressure. If you have multiple missing teeth, then several posts could be used to secure a bridge or even a full set of dentures, so you have a full smile again.
If you have any questions about how we replace missing teeth with strong and lifelike dental implants, then contact our team today to learn more. Everyone deserves a full smile, and we’re ready to help you!
Talk to Your Hickory, NC, Dentist About Replacing Missing Teeth
We want to help you enjoy a full smile again with our durable and long-lasting tooth replacements. To learn more about treating tooth loss, please contact our office in Hickory, NC, by calling (828) 328-5581.