Do you have a gap in your smile? Whether you’ve lost one or more missing teeth, you need replacement to enjoy a healthy smile. Fortunately, we offer our Brighton, MA, patients options for replacing missing teeth, including lifelike dental implants.
What Causes Tooth Loss?
Multiple factors could lead to tooth loss. For example, you could sustain a serious injury while playing sports, or have a tooth removed due to infection or damage. However, the most common cause is advanced gum disease, also known as periodontitis. This stage of the disease actually attacks the tissue connecting the teeth and gums, destroying it and leading to loose and lost teeth. Fortunately, good oral hygiene often helps protect your smile from advanced periodontal disease. But if you do lose a tooth, don’t delay. Talk to your dentist right away about replacement options to avoid misalignment and loss of jawbone density, could laed to an aged appearance.
Dental implants can address minor tooth loss, such as single missing tooth, or advanced cases. These don’t rely on crowns, instead we insert them into the jawbone, where they act as new tooth roots. After the placement area heals, we move forward with the restoration, which addresses the visible portion of your tooth. With proper care and attention, they have the potential to last decades! Since they stimulate the growth of new jawbone tissue, they also prevent loss of jawbone density and prematurely aged appearances, helping you maintain your facial structure.
If you have multiple missing teeth, then we may create a custom-made dental bridge or full denture. We then insert multiple dental implants into the jawbone. They support the custom-made prosthetic and prevent any slippage, offering a secure means of tooth replacement. If you have any questions about treating tooth loss, or if you think implant dentistry is the right step for your smile, then contact our team today.
Do You Have a Lost Tooth?
At Brighton Family Dental Group, we know how to address tooth loss and help your smile. You can schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Villani or Dr. Kondrat by reaching out to our office at (617) 562-5210. We are proud to offer a range of dental services to patients from Brighton, Watertown, Cambridge, Brookline, Newton, and all neighboring communities.