When a tooth is lost and is not replaced with a dental implant, the jawbone undergoes deterioration. This process, called "resorption", continues throughout life. The impact of deteriorating bone from complete tooth loss includes collapsed cheek and lip support, increased wrinkles around the mouth, and a prematurely aged appearance. Fortunately, dental implants preserve the jawbone, just like healthy natural teeth. The bone is actually strengthened by the forces of chewing. Strong, healthy bone and dental implants will give you a more youthful appearance, and help maintain a beautiful smile for a lifetime.
By replacing the entire tooth, including the root, the function of teeth is reproduced. Implants provide a strong, stable foundation for comfortable biting and chewing. Teeth look and feel just like your own natural teeth.
When missing teeth are replaced with traditional natural tooth-supported fixed bridges, the healthy teeth on either side of the space must be ground down so the bridge can be cemented. The natural tooth structure is gone forever. Oftentimes, the nerves of the supporting natural teeth die and require root canal treatment. Natural tooth bridges can loosen over time resulting in dental decay around the teeth. When missing teeth are replaced with traditional removable partial dentures, the metal clasps must be hooked onto the natural teeth to provide support. Over time, the pressure of chewing rocks these teeth and can lead to bone loss and extraction. With implant supported teeth, the adjacent natural teeth are not damaged or compromised in any way because they are not involved with the treatment. Implant teeth are the most conservative treatment option to restore your beautiful smile and chewing ability.
Teeth supported by dental implants can be customized to your individual needs and wishes so that you may regain your beautiful, natural smile and appearance. They will feel just like natural teeth, and you will be able to eat any food that you want. You will have a renewed confidence and self esteem for a lifetime.
Since dental implants bond with the bone to provide superior function and prevent bone loss, your replacement teeth will not move. You will eat normally, be more comfortable, and be able to speak and socialize with confidence.
Implants do not get dental decay or require root canals as do natural teeth. With a treatment success rate of over 95%, thousands of our patients have enjoyed the benefits and predictability of dental implants for the past three decades!
You brush and clean them just like your own natural teeth. And with regular routine dental hygiene appointments for professional cleaning, you are sure to enjoy your teeth for years to come.