If you have lost one or more of your natural teeth, then you need treatment to preserve your smile and improve your quality of life. For a long-lasting and durable solution to tooth loss, we can help with implant dentistry. Our Albany, NY dental office discusses how we plan and place dental implants to address your tooth loss.
The Dangers of Tooth Loss
When you lose your tooth, obviously you have a gap in your smile that could cause you to feel embarrassed. But beyond this, you could suffer from major complications with your oral health down the road. The body will stop sending doses of calcium and phosphates to the jaw structure around the missing root, causing the structure to break down. The result will be further tooth loss and for many, a prematurely aged appearance. Not to mention the surrounding teeth could drift to cause misalignment, and your smile could be more vulnerable to TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding), as well as tooth decay and gum disease. Essentially, to protect your smile you need to seek tooth replacement with dental implants.
Your New Teeth
Unlike bridges or removable dentures, these replacements are actually inserted into your jaw. The implant portion is made from titanium, a biocompatible and durable material the body sees as natural bone structure. The result is a new tooth root, one that can be used to offer long-lasting tooth replacement. We could also use several to secure a bridge or even a fixed denture. The posts can stay in place for decades to come or even a lifetime with proper care and attention. Once we choose the best angle and position to insert these posts, we wait for the area to heal so we can attach abutment. For an individual one, we could then connect it with a custom crown, one that looks natural and handles daily bite forces with ease. Our team can also support dentures with multiple posts and abutments, so you have fixed dentures that can last for years to come.
Preserving Your New Teeth
To help your new teeth last, be sure you brush and floss daily, avoiding tobacco products, and see our team for periodic visits so we can monitor your new teeth. If you have any questions about how we treat missing teeth with dental implants, then contact our team today to learn more. We’re ready to help you regain your smile’s health, function, and beauty with implant dentistry.
Talk To Your Albany, NY Dentist About Implant Dentistry!
Our team wants to help you enjoy good oral health and a smile that makes you feel confident too. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you, please call our Albany, NY dental office today at (518) 869-5397.