Whether due to injury, advanced gum disease, or other factors, many of us will face tooth loss as we grow older. In order to prevent the complications of missing teeth, which range from difficulty eating to the onset of an older appearance, we offer our Newhall, CA, patients implant dentistry. What benefits will dental implants offer those with missing teeth?
The Long-Term Oral Health Risks of Tooth Loss
Our body takes notice when we lose a tooth, and stops sending doses of key nutrients to the jawbone tissue around the lost tooth. Without these nutrients, the bone tissue begins to break down and deteriorate. Over time, this could mean further tooth loss and an aged appearance. Difficulties eating a variety of food could deprive the body of essential vitamins and nutrients, and social interactions could be limited by embarrassment or difficulty speaking clearly. Even minor tooth loss could increase the risk of misalignment, leading to a higher chance of tooth decay, gum disease, TMJ disorder, and bruxism. To avoid these impacts on your overall health, you should talk to your dentist about tooth replacement.
The Benefits of Dental Implant
A dental implant is made from titanium, a biocompatible material. When we insert the dental implant into the jawbone, it actually bonds with the bone tissue like a natural tooth root, a process that’s referred to as osseointegration. As a result, with proper care and attention your new tooth could last for decades, possibly even a lifetime, much longer than traditional bridges or dentures. Using multiple dental implants, we can secure a bridge or denture. The restorations or prosthetics we use to complete the new tooth will be custom-made to ensure a natural appearance and restore your ability to eat your favorite foods and speak without difficulty.
Once we decide you’re a good candidate for implant dentistry, we employ advanced digital technology to plan the placement area and guide the insertion of the dental implant. The technology ensures a faster placement and the success of your new tooth. After the placement area heals, a process that takes about three to four months, we will create and place a restoration and/or prosthetic to complete your smile. If you have any questions about the placement process, or if you have missing teeth, then contact our team today. We’ll see if implant dentistry is the right choice for you, and help you obtain a full and beautiful smile.
Let’s Address Your Tooth Loss
Don’t let missing teeth impact your smile’s health and appearance, talk to our team about implant dentistry. To learn more about our lifelike dental prosthetics and start the process of restoring your smile, then schedule a consultation by calling Newhall Dental Arts in Newhall, CA, today at (661) 259-7760.