A dental implant offers a long-lasting and durable solution to tooth loss. However, that doesn’t mean we just use to them address a single missing tooth at a time. In fact, your Brighton, MA, dentists can employ implant dentistry to address minor and severe tooth loss, even if you’ve lost all of your natural teeth. In today’s blog, we’re gong to look at how we improve smiles with dental implants.
The Benefits of Implant Dentistry
A dental implant is actually surgically inserted into the jawbone. Made from biocompatible titanium, they have the ability to bond with the jawbone and be accepted by the body as a natural tooth root. This means they prevent the loss of jawbone density that often follows missing teeth, preventing further tooth loss and preserving your facial structure. While removable dentures and traditional bridges often last about ten years, an implant-secured replacement tooth could potentially last decades with proper care and attention. We also take steps to create restorations that not only look natural and blend with your smile, but also absorb bite forces and enable you to once more enjoy your favorite foods.
Minor and Severe Tooth Loss
If you’ve lost a single tooth, we can insert a single dental implant to replace your missing tooth and fill the gap in your smile. But what if you’re missing more than one tooth? For minor gaps, such as two to three missing teeth, we can secure a bridge. For more severe cases, we can support a full or partial denture with dental implants. These options will be fixed in place and last much longer than traditional prosthetics. We will also design them based on impressions taken of your smile and create restorations, dentures, and bridges that look lifelike.
Don’t Ignore Your Missing Teeth
Remember, minor tooth loss could lead to the onset of misalignment, and the pressure placed on the jaw joints could mean a higher risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism. As your rate of tooth loss increases, you may have trouble eating and speaking, and you could lose jawbone density, causing an older appearance and poorer oral health. Even if you’ve only lost a single tooth, please let us know right away. We will perform an examination to see if you need implant dentistry, and offer a replacement option tailored specifically for your smile.
Ready to Address Your Missing Teeth?
At Brighton Family Dental Group, our team offers implant dentistry to restore the health, function, and beauty of our patients’ smiles. 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, and all neighboring communities.