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What Happens When You Lose a Tooth?
Each tooth is made up of a crown and a root. The crown is the visible portion of your tooth, while the unseen root anchors the crown to the jawbone, providing stable support. Many options are available for replacing a crown, but only dental implants can replace the root. If the root is not replaced, shrinkage of the jawbone occurs, leading to further tooth loss – and even making your face look older. Dental implants can stop this process.
Why Choose Dental Implant Tooth Replacement?
Benefits of Dental Implants
Naturally, the effects of tooth loss vary from person to person and depend on the number and location of the teeth you’ve lost. If you’ve lost a crown, you have lost the visible part of your tooth. If you have lost the root as well, you have lost the unseen part of your tooth and, indeed, the most important part of your tooth.
The root anchors the tooth to your jawbone providing support for the crown of your tooth. Without the root, the bone around the missing tooth will gradually recede, remaining teeth will shift, and chewing will become more difficult with time.
For those who have lost all of their teeth in their upper or lower jaws, the long-term problems are even greater. This is because bone shrinks after tooth loss; nerves become exposed, resulting in pain and dentures that lack support. Loose-fitting dentures compound problems, lead to sore gum tissue, and additional pain.
Eat whatever you want- whenever you want it!
Dental implants can restore lost chewing efficiency. This allows you to once again enjoy your favorite foods without thinking twice about it.
Long term tooth replacement
A false tooth without a root that is part of a bridge is only a temporary tooth replacement. When a root is missing, bone continues to shrink and creates a viable defect under the false tooth. Implants preserve bone health and minimize additional dental work. Most Nobel Biocare dental implant patients can expect a lifelong replacement of their lost teeth.
No special care required
Dental implants are easy to maintain - as easy as your natural teeth. With daily brushing and flossing, your new dental implants should last a lifetime. No daily removal or messy adhesives as you would have with dentures.
Improve Your Appearance With Dental Implants
With dental implants, your teeth will be secure. You will no longer need to cover your mouth when you laugh or smile.
Old or ill-fitting dentures can become loose, creating slippage and slurred speech or other embarrassing moments. Dental implants will eliminate slippage and reduce embarrassing moments in all social situations.
With traditional practices, the teeth adjacent to a missing tooth must be ground down to place a bridge. Dental implants often eliminate the need to modify healthy teeth, resulting in a more conservative and aesthetically pleasing restoration.
Dental implant tooth replacement therapy may initially seem more expensive than traditional treatment. However, the cost of long-term success with dental implants is often equivalent to repetitive temporary treatment solutions. Implants are indeed a wise investment.
With dental implants, you can regain nearly all the capabilities you had with your natural teeth. Most implant patients experience renewed confidence. Your improved self-esteem will allow you to participate in activities you were once restricted from. You'll be able to enjoy life.
If you’ve been considering dental implants tooth replacement, or if you have further questions about any type of tooth replacement therapy, get in touch with your area Dental Implants Specialists at The Colorado Center for Implant and Prosthetic Dentistry.