Dental implants are an excellent tooth replacement option for people who have lost one or more teeth due to injury, disease or decay. Implants are surgically placed into the jawbone and then topped with crowns to restore your smile and oral function.
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Those who have lost teeth can experience dramatic changes in their facial appearance due to the loss of bone that once supported their teeth. When teeth are missing, the natural bone that used to support them begins to break down rapidly. This can lead to facial deterioration, including a wrinkled mouth, shrivelled lips and a sagging lower face.
Missing teeth can also affect the way you bite and chew, as well as your ability to speak clearly and feel comfortable in social situations. When dental implants are used to replace missing teeth, they preserve the healthy structural integrity of your jawbone and help prevent further bone deterioration.
They Improve Oral Health
Because a dental implant is an artificial tooth root, it can’t be susceptible to the same types of oral bacteria that can affect natural teeth, preventing gum disease and other issues. In addition, the bone that fuses to a dental implant is stimulated to promote bone growth, which keeps the jawbone strong and healthy.
To determine if you are a candidate for implants, your dentist will perform a thorough examination and diagnostic x-rays. If you are determined to be a good candidate, you can learn more about dental implant treatment options during a consultation with an AAID credentialed implant dentist.