If you suffer from tooth loss, you know how difficult chewing and speaking can be, especially if you’re missing multiple teeth. When it comes time to replace those missing teeth, how do you know which option is best for you? That’s where our implant dentists come in. During a no-obligation consultation at Larson Dental, they can help you choose the right restoration option based on your needs and goals.
We’ve found that many of our patients choose dental implants for tooth replacement once they learn the outstanding benefits they provide.
Missing teeth can take a toll on a person’s life and affect them socially, emotionally, and physically. Dental implants can aid in relieving these adverse problems while offering many benefits and transforming your life.
Dental implants are composed of three parts, the titanium implant post, the abutment, and the porcelain restoration–usually a single tooth, multi-tooth bridge, or full arch denture. The titanium implant post is placed in the jawbone where it fuses with the bone in a process called osseointegration, which stimulates bone growth strengthens the entire jaw. It’s this connection to the jawbone that is unique to dental implants and is responsible for many of the benefits they provide.
Replacing missing teeth with dental implants will:
Dental implants are made of strong materials that are designed to last a lifetime if taken care of properly. As the jawbone fuses with the implant during osseointegration, it creates a strong foundation for your replacement tooth or teeth, so there’s no risk of them moving out of place.
Dental implants are designed to look and feel just like natural teeth, so they blend beautifully into your smile. By maintaining jawbone density, dental implants can improve facial features that would otherwise appear caved in or droopy due to missing teeth and the loss of bone that comes with it.
Having a healthy jawbone is important to your overall oral anatomy and especially crucial to keeping your teeth healthy and functioning properly. Missing teeth will ultimately weaken the jawbone and cause bone deterioration due to lack of stimulation in the area. Dental implants actively combat bone loss that occurs where teeth are missing, which in turn improves your overall oral health. Since dental implants cannot develop cavities, tooth decay is not a threat to your replaced teeth.
One of the most attractive features of a dental implant is that it’s a permanent replacement. Other methods such as dentures are removable and tend to become loose and move while eating and speaking. With implants, you can once again eat your favorite foods without difficulty or the risk of your restoration coming out of place.
For those who suffer from missing teeth, confidence issues can develop. Many people feel embarrassed to smile in a social or work setting for fear they will be ridiculed or judged. With dental implants, you’ll never have to worry about showing a gap between your teeth or exposing dentures that have slipped out of place. Having this kind of confidence in your smile will ultimately enhance your self-esteem.
It’s no question that patients in Prescott Valley, AZ continue to visit Drs. Seth and Kelly Larson for their impeccable service and efficiency when replacing missing teeth with dental implants. Other tooth replacement options–such as dental bridges and removable dentures–just can’t match the benefits that implants offer.
To learn if dental implants are right for you, schedule your no-obligation consultation with one of our implant dentists. They’ll examine your oral health and help you decide if implants are the right treatment solution to fit your needs. We’ll also discuss the cost of your dental implant treatment and help you understand the financing options we have available to make your procedure more affordable.