Replace missing teeth with dental implants
Do you have one or more missing teeth? Are you embarrassed by your smile because you have missing teeth? In the past, many people have relied on dentures to replace missing teeth. However, there is a better solution today and they are called dental implants.
What are dental implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is inserted into the jawbone and usually consists of titanium. An abutment is then screwed into the implant and a porcelain crown is placed on the abutment. Dental implants are very strong and can restore the function and aesthetics of the missing teeth and give you a natural and beautiful smile. It is a safer and more functional alternative compared to bridge and palate prostheses.
Impending problems with missing teeth
Missing teeth are not only unsightly, they can also cause other problems with your oral health. One of these problems is bone loss. If a tooth is missing, the bone tends to deteriorate where the tooth used to be. This can also cause the other teeth to shift or move, causing bite problems. This can lead to unnecessary tooth wear and jaw pain.
Do you want to look younger?
Missing teeth can often change the way your face looks and make you look older than you really are. When a tooth falls out or is removed, the jawbone automatically begins to shrink, making the face look as if it has been squeezed together. Over time, this leads to wrinkles and sagging cheeks.