Sometimes, life circumstance happen that cause people to lose a tooth. Decay, disease or accidents are among the factors that might contribute to tooth loss.
Missing teeth leave a gap that might make someone self-conscious about their smile. Losing one or more teeth also makes it more difficult to chew, and may threaten the health of the gums and teeth around the missing tooth.
Dental implants offer an effective way to replace a missing tooth with an artificial tooth that’s strong and reliable. Implants are made of a titanium root that is placed into the jaw where the missing tooth was previously. As new bone forms around this artificial root, it becomes so secure that it can support more weight than a real tooth.
An implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw. The implant root, just like a real tooth, is used to support a fixed prosthesis. You can have an implant crown, bridge or even an implant supported denture anchored over the artificial root.
Replacing a missing tooth or teeth can prevent your other teeth from shifting out of place. Implants also help you retain your natural bite.A consultation with an Evansville dentist such as Dr. Max Lingo will determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants.
When well cared for, your new dental implants can last for a lifetime. Implants have the longest lifespan of any other type of tooth replacement treatment. In fact, implants last longer than traditional bridges, dentures and partial dentures due to their strength and stability.
Implants can replace one tooth or several at the same time. The cost of implants depends on the type of implants you receive, the kind of dentures, partial dentures or crowns that are placed., and the type of dental insurance that you have.
If you’re missing teeth, it may be time to set up a cosmetic dentistry consultation with an Evansville dentist.