Replace Missing Teeth
Importance of Tooth Replacement
Your teeth affect your whole body. When they’re healthy, you’re healthier too. A missing tooth can affect your bite, speech and eating choices. As you rely more on your remaining teeth, you increase the chance they will wear out prematurely, or be damaged or lost.
When a tooth is lost, the bone that normally surrounds the tooth can melt or “resorb” away. Dental implants are more easily placed fairly soon (four months) after tooth loss, otherwise significant loss of bone volume can occur. The great news? Implants act just like your natural teeth in that they will often preserve the alveolar bone. They safeguard and preserve your bone structure, oral health and appearance. Your dentist and Dr. Horalek will provide you with options so that you can make the most informed decision concerning tooth replacement.
Tooth Replacement Options
You can select from a number of different options to replace your missing teeth – from temporary to long-lasting solutions. A good candidate is anyone missing one or more teeth, or who is unhappy with their dentures. Age is not a factor. However, smoking, diseases such as diabetes, and radiation therapy to the area have been shown to lower the success rate of implant placement. X-rays of your jaw will be taken to evaluate whether they will accommodate dental implants. Detailed x-rays may also be required to determine if other tests or procedures are needed to place implants properly.
Dental implants are the most comfortable and permanent solution. They form a strong foundation for teeth and keep the jaw healthy and strong. Implants support individual replacement teeth or secure specialized dentures in place. Unlike bridges, no healthy teeth are damaged. Unlike most bridges, implants can last a lifetime. Implant-supported replacement teeth can be attractive, stable, and comfortable for almost any patient.
Why Select Dental Implants
Over More Traditional Types Of Restorations?
There are several reasons: A dental bridge can sacrifice the structure of surrounding good teeth to bridge the space of the missing tooth/teeth. In addition, removing a denture or a partial denture at night may be inconvenient, not to mention dentures that slip can be uncomfortable and rather embarrassing.
Call us today and schedule a Consult to see if you might benefit from Dental Implants! Raleigh Office Phone Number 919-256-3996