When we see patients for missing teeth, we want to provide a dependable and long-lasting solution. To do this, your Albuquerque, NM, dentist may recommend dental implants, which can address one lost tooth or several. Let’s look at five benefits of placing dental implants and addressing your missing teeth.
Dental Implant Benefits
- Osseointegration: This term refers to the process of the dental implant bonding with the jawbone tissue like a natural tooth. Osseointegration occurs due to the fact that implant is a screw-like device created from titanium, a biocompatible material. The process takes about three to six months following placement.
- Long-Lasting Tooth Replacement: When the new tooth root and jawbone bond, this stimulates the growth of jawbone tissue to prevent the loss of bone mass and density following tooth loss. Over time, this means the jawbone doesn’t break down and cause an aged appearance/further tooth loss, which can happen when we lose natural teeth. While bridges and dentures must be replaced every ten years, as a result of the jawbone losing mass and density, dental implants can last for decades, possibly even a lifetime.
- Natural Appearance: For those receiving single tooth replacement, after osseointegration occurs, we will add an abutment that holds a dental crown in place. Created specifically for a patient’s smile and made using lifelike materials, the crown will blend with the rest of the smile. The crown can also absorb serious bite forces and withstand the pressures that natural teeth must, allowing you to eat your favorite foods once more!
- Minor and Severe Tooth Loss Solutions: We can replace a single lost tooth, but if you lose several teeth or have major gaps in your smile then we could place more than one. Using between four and six per arch, we can secure a full set of dentures that never slip during meals or speech. We can also offer a bridge that lasts for decades. The prosthetic portions will be custom-made, with our team taking care to ensure they look natural.
- Easy to Maintain: You simply care for them as you would a natural tooth, which means brushing and flossing daily to remove food particles and control plaque buildup. You also need to see us for routine exams and cleanings, so we can remove plaque and safeguard your new tooth against serious threats, such as gum disease. If you have any questions about implant dentistry, then contact our team today.
Do You Have a Lost Tooth?
Our team can use advanced technology to provide long-lasting and durable tooth replacement. For more information on implant dentistry, then schedule a consultation with us by calling Snow Park Dental in Albuquerque, NM, today at (505) 596-4479.