What do you think is the leading reason for tooth loss among adults in the United States? Accidents do happen, but that’s not the most common cause of tooth loss. The leading reason is gum disease. Of course, we’re not talking about gingivitis, which is the beginning stage. We mean advanced periodontitis, when periodontal tissue is destroyed to the point that it is no longer able to support teeth. After tooth extraction, tooth replacement is imperative in order to be able to eat, talk, smile and laugh with confidence. Dental implants in 85085 from Dr. Anderson and her team replace missing teeth in the most natural way possible. Read on to find out how dental implants can restore your smile after tooth loss.
Why Replace Teeth?
The consequences of tooth loss are more than just what’s visible and unsightly. Even one missing tooth can lead to a number of problems. Depending on which tooth is missing, you may not be able to eat all of the healthy foods that were previously part of your diet. Missing teeth increase your risk of tooth decay in other teeth and the development of periodontal disease. In addition, adjacent may shift out of position, which can lead to bite and alignment problems. For these reasons and more, tooth replacement is essential.
Why Dental Implants?
There are other options that have been around for much longer than dental implants. A crown and bridge or dentures have provided adequate tooth replacement for many, many years. And advances in the manufacturing of dental prosthesis have made these much more natural-looking. But one thing that hasn’t changed is their inability to replace an entire tooth. Bridges, partials and dentures only rest on top of your gums. So, while they may fill out your jaw line and face when worn, they fail to prevent the loss of bone volume that frequently happens as a result of any tooth loss.
Dental Implants, on the other hand, replace the entire tooth structure from root to crown. Actually, a dental implant is made up of two parts: the implant that is surgically embedded in your jawbone and the tooth restoration that is attached above the gum. Together, these more closely imitate the construction and appearance of a natural tooth than any other tooth replacement.
Why Anderson Dental?
Dr. Anderson relies on dental implants to replace missing teeth not only for the sake of the appearance of your smile, but also for your health. Whether you are missing one or several teeth, dental implants can be used to firmly hold the restoration you need including a single porcelain crown, a bridge, a partial or full denture and All-on-4 dentures.
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To schedule a consultation about dental implants with 85085 dentist Dr. Anderson, contact Anderson Dental today.