brighton dental implants

When you have missing teeth, this could lead to weakened jaws, issues eating, and negative changes to your facial structure. But we can help you avoid these complications by securing one or more dental implants. In today’s blog, your Brighton, MA, dentist talks about the placement of dental implants.

The Dangers and Causes of Tooth Loss

Don’t ignore your tooth loss. Even one lost tooth could mean serious trouble for your oral health. For example, your missing tooth could cause surrounding teeth to drift from position, a complication linked to misalignment and a greater risk of tooth decay and gum disease. The stress on your bite’s balance and the jaw joints could lead to issues like TMD and bruxism (teeth grinding). You could also feel embarrassed about your appearance, and if you have more than one lost tooth, the risk of issues eating and speaking is common too. But the most severe complication is the loss of mass and density in the jaw that follows tooth loss, an issue linked to a greater risk of further tooth loss and an aged appearance. But we can help with dental implants!

Preparing Smiles for Implant Dentistry

Our team will first carefully examine your smile with advanced imaging technology so we can assess the cause and severity of your tooth loss, and identify the underlying factors. You may need treatment to manage issues like gum disease and prevent implant failure or further tooth loss. We then plan the placement in detail, choosing the best angles and positions to insert the new posts. When the procedure starts, we will guide these into the jaw surgically, where the biocompatible titanium implant posts will act as new roots and bond with the jaw, so your new teeth can last for decades to come, potentially a lifetime for some patients.

Replacing Your Missing Teeth

Once the posts are inserted and the placement area heals, we will connect abutments to them so we can attach crowns and complete the new tooth. If you have lost several teeth, we could use several posts to support bridges or even a full set of dentures, so you have new teeth that looks and functions like natural ones, restoring function, health, and beauty to your smile once again. If you have any questions about how we address missing teeth with our dental implants, or if you’re ready to undergo treatment to obtain a full smile again, then contact our team today to learn more.

Talk to Brighton Family Dental About Implant Dentistry

We want to help you maintain strong and full smiles with long-lasting tooth replacement. Learn more about implant dentistry by giving us a call at Brighton Family Dental Group in Brighton, MA, today at (617) 562-5210.