If you have lost one or more teeth, you may be wondering if it’s too late to do something about it. Damaged or missing teeth can create many aesthetic and functional problems such as destroying a person’s smile and gradually deteriorating the jawbone.
At Dental Care Group, we recommend dental implants as an effective way to restore lost teeth. Their high success rate, lasting quality and natural appearance are only some of the reasons that make them stand out compared to other tooth replacement options. Our experienced dentists can examine your mouth and determine if you’re eligible for dental implants in Brentwood.
How do they work?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of titanium, which are surgically inserted into the jawbone to hold a replacement crown, bridge or even an over denture. Dental implants typically consist of 3 parts: the implant, which permanently attaches to your jaw, the abutment, that connects your implant to your replacement teeth, and finally the crown that is the visible part of the restored tooth.
What are the advantages?
Ideally, tooth replacement options should preserve the integrity of your facial structure and function and look like your natural teeth. Unfortunately, conventional tooth replacement options, such as bridges and dentures do not preserve your jawbone and sometimes require compromising your neighbouring healthy teeth to hold them in place.
With dental implants your neighbouring teeth are not affected as they do not support the implant. This leaves more of your own teeth intact, improving your oral health in the long run. Dental implants also allow easier brushing between teeth, improving your oral hygiene.
More importantly, dental implants prevent bone loss. As the jawbone requires pressure from chewing in order to maintain its health and density, the absence of such pressure due to tooth loss will gradually lead to deterioration. Studies have shown that in the first year of tooth loss, your bone will lose up to 25% of its overall volume. Dental implants feel and function like your natural teeth and provide the pressure necessary to maintain jawbone density.
Have you been meaning to learn more about the benefits of dental implants in Brentwood and how they can improve your oral health? If so, contact us today.