One of the most serious dental problems is having missing teeth. Whether a tooth is missing due to decay, gum disease, or an accident, it is a problem that needs to be treated promptly. With dental implants, patients can achieve a complete smile, improving both their appearance and their oral health.
Dr. Brett Silverman and the staff at Advanced Cosmetic & Family Dentistry are experienced in assisting patients when it comes to missing teeth. They know that dental implants are a wonderful option to improve the appearance of your smile, but how dental implants can also improve the overall quality and health of your mouth.
Missing teeth can be an embarrassing experience and a vulnerable place to find yourself in.
However, by choosing the right dentist, you can not only begin the process of improving your smile, but you can find comfort knowing that Dr. Silverman will treat you like family.
Why are Missing Teeth a Problem?
Missing teeth are problematic because they have a significant impact on a patient’s health, not to mention self-esteem.
Missing teeth create gaps, which can lead to the rest of the teeth drifting out of place.
A missing tooth spells trouble for the patient’s oral health. Without the presence of tooth roots, he or she may suffer bone and/or tissue loss.
People who are missing teeth may have difficulty eating and therefore may struggle to get needed nutrients. This is particularly a concern for elderly patients.
Dental Implants: The Best Solution for Missing Teeth
With few exceptions, most patients will benefit from dental implants as the solution to their missing teeth.
They are a great option for patients who are missing just one tooth, those who are missing multiple teeth, and those who need to replace all of their teeth. They are often the preferred alternative to using dentures or other appliances.
Getting dental implants requires undergoing oral surgery to have titanium posts inserted into the jawbone. Just like a tooth root, each post creates a stable, sturdy foundation. In a process called osseointegration, the post fuses with the jawbone and becomes a permanent fixture.
Once the implant is firmly within the jawbone, a crown can be placed on top. The crown is a realistic-looking replacement for the missing tooth, and it enables the patient to eat and speak with ease. It is designed to match the rest of the teeth, so it looks completely natural and is not noticeable to others.
Have a missing tooth or several missing teeth?
Dental implants can fix that problem! They are a permanent, effective solution, and they make a big difference in the lives of our patients who get dental implants.
Don’t hesitate to give the office of Advanced Cosmetic & Family Dentistry a call to schedule a consultation or if you have questions about how much dental implants cost. Dr. Silverman can walk you through any questions you may have and also will take the time to thoroughly explain the process of using dental implants as a solution to missing teeth.
Your individual situation is simply that – yours and yours alone. We are committed to providing you with the best, personalized, oral care possible. Call us at (678) 551-6864 to schedule your appointment today!
You’ll quickly find that by choosing Advanced Cosmetic & Family Dentistry that we will care for you and your family beyond your expectations. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Posted by Advanced Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
4205 North Point Parkway, Building D, Alpharetta, GA 30022
Phone: (678) 551-6864