Replacing missing teeth is a process many people don’t fully understand, and often fear. But with today’s technology and a top-tier dentist, the process is simple and effective. Without question, getting implants is far superior to the pain and discomfort of a missing tooth. But since our patients often have questions, SmileUp Dentistry has compiled everything you need to know about implants.
One of the top concerns among patients is the appearance of an implant. Because if you’re missing a tooth, you’re likely already self-conscious about your appearance, you can rest assured implants are designed to mimic natural teeth in function and look. Though they can be made of a number of materials, all are designed with the idea of creating an indistinguishable tooth.
Once a tooth is lost, your dental structure becomes disturbed, even for teeth not adjacent to the missing tooth. The gap allows remaining teeth to shift and tilt. This happens as a result of normal, everyday behaviors, such as chewing. It’s important to address this early before it begins to affect multiple teeth. Eventually, one missing tooth can become multiple, and bone loss tends to occur in an entire region of the jaw.
Anyone who has all of their teeth does not know the intense discomfort when food reaches the exposed root. Worse, it tends to happen frequently as we usually do eat multiple times per day. With missing teeth, steps are often taken to mitigate this discomfort, such as avoiding foods we previously loved. The constant agitation, pain, and diminished food choices make a missing tooth a big concern.
If you are missing teeth, or fear you may be on the road to missing teeth, now is the best time to act. By scheduling an appointment with SmileUp Dentistry now, you can avoid further complications such as even more lost teeth. Best of all, the process, appearance, and health benefits of dental implants are all excellent. Combined with our top-notch care, you’ll be back to comfort and health in no time.