What Exactly Are Dental Implants and Why Are The Best Solution for Missing Teeth
Dental implants are the best solution for missing teeth or a damaged tooth because it is a permanent solution. Permanent tooth replacement will prevent bacteria from accumulating in the open space left behind by your missing or extracted tooth. Missing teeth inevitably will cause movement in the remaining teeth. A permanent tooth replacement will stabilize your jaw and support surrounding teeth. You will be able to eat or drink just about anything once your implant is in place.
Replacing Teeth With Dental Implants Is Personal
A permanent tooth replacement looks and feels real and is better than a removable substitute for the missing or damaged tooth. Tooth restoration or appliances like dental bridges merely restore these spaces. A permanent tooth replacement that replicates the tooth’s roots as well as the tooth itself is a better choice. Dental implants are reliable, durable and sturdy. They will withstand the force and texture of whatever you eat and allow you to continue a diverse diet full of nutrient-packed foods that benefit your oral health and physical health. Biting into an apple or eating corn with dentures or partials is always an adventure!
Dental Implants Restore the Natural Structure of Your Jaw
A permanent tooth replacement bolsters the jawbone along with the surrounding teeth. This is the support your mouth requires to remain functional and healthy. As an example, a dental implant is a permanent tooth replacement that is made of bio compatible titanium. Titanium alloy has been used for dental devices over the past three decades and are used with implants to create a strong and secure bond.
The titanium implant is surgically placed in the jaw, yet the jaw is highly unlikely to reject it as it. The jaw subsequently grows around this dental implant post in a process referred to as osseointegration to provide ample support for the replacement tooth. Replacing the tooth along with the root helps to retain as much jawbone density as possible. Jawbone density is necessary to prevent an abundance of stress on the teeth remaining in the mouth.
Dental Implants Prevent Bite Misalignment
Fail to have your damaged or missing tooth replaced with a permanent solution and your bite will eventually become misaligned. Bite misalignment can cause significant neuromuscular oral health problems such as TMJ or misaligned temporomandibular (tem-puh-roe-man-DIB-u-lur) joint (TMJ) acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. This condition can cause significant residual pain.
Dental Implants Prevent Twisting Teeth
Those who leave gaps in their mouth after losing one or several teeth end up with all sorts of oral health problems. In many cases, the teeth on the sides of the gap will twist to cover up the gap created by the missing teeth. It’s hard to smile when you have crooked teeth!
Dental Implants Help Prevent Gum Disease
If you leave a damaged tooth in place or fail to replace a missing tooth, you will likely end up with gum disease. The teeth are connected to the gums so problems with either will eventually become problems of both. Gum disease must be treated immediately. If gum disease progresses from gingivitis to periodontitis, it will cause a destruction of the gums, bone and supporting teeth. Gum disease can also lead to all sorts of serious illnesses and diseases like cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, stroke, and cancer.
About Sam’s Smile Dental Arts
Dr. Sammy Kreit has over 20 years in general dentistry. He sees the need for holistic dentistry which includes care for teeth and gums for both children and adults as well as solutions for missing or damaged teeth. He’s a private dental practitioner which means you won’t see a revolving door of dentists – you’ll see Dr. Kreit every time you visit. We want to earn clients for the long term. If you live in Atascocita, Humble, Huffman, Kingwood, Lake Houston and surrounding communities, we’re worth finding! Our office is beautiful and our staff is attentive and caring.
We’re located at 3824 Atascocita Rd, Ste 118, Humble, TX 77396 in the Kroger shopping center. For appointments, please call 832-995-1444.