DENTAL IMPLANTS & REPLACING MISSING TEETH
If you are missing a single tooth, a few teeth, or all of your teeth,
then dental implants could work for you.
Many people don’t realize that missing teeth should be replaced as quickly as possible to prevent tooth shifting, misalignment, tooth decay, gum disease and painful chewing. Even if you haven’t noticed any gum or tooth problems, filling a gap in your mouth is essential to your long-term dental health.
A LONG LASTING SOLUTION
Dental implants are a long-lasting replacement of your tooth root. If cared for properly, your dental implant could last for the rest of your life, helping you avoid future dental problems such as:
- Shifting tooth alignment
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Gum shrinkage
- Bone loss in the jaw
- Unsupported dentures
Implants are one of the most durable and reliable repairs for missing teeth that is offered by modern dentistry. In fact, implants are really the standard of care for tooth replacement.
WHAT’S THE ADVANTAGE OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
OVER OTHER TYPES OF TEETH REPLACEMENT?
Unlike other tooth replacements such as bridges and partials, dental implants are placed directly into the jawbone. Your bone supports the new tooth “root” which in turn supports the tooth, unlike other tooth replacements that put additional stress on the surrounding teeth.
Implants protect the gums and jaw bone from shrinkage, and you care for them just as you would your normal teeth. Dental implants are a long-lasting, low-maintenance solution that can save you money in the long run by preventing the need for future dental work.
HOW LONG WILL DENTAL IMPLANTS LAST?
Dental implants can last you the rest of your life and they require no special care once they have been installed. The artificial tooth attached to the implant may become damaged if it sustains trauma, but the implant itself solidly fuses to the jawbone and it is fairly rare to need to have one replaced.
Implants have given us the option to replace missing teeth with
replacements that are almost as good as the original teeth God gave us!
Dr. Evans believes in the saying, “Replace a missing tooth, to prevent loosing more teeth.”
Replacing a damaged or missing tooth with an implant is most always the best option.Most leading dental organizations recognize dental implants as “the standard of care” for tooth replacement.
A conventional bridge or a partial denture are other alternatives to replace missing teeth. They both have their drawbacks as compared to implants, but are certainly viable alternatives to replacing missing teeth. So if you are missing a single tooth, a few teeth, or perhaps all of your teeth, ask Dr. Evans about the different dental implant options that are available to you.
Implant treatment options
Replacing a Single Tooth: If you are missing a single tooth, one implant and a crown can replace it. A dental implant and crown replaces both the lost natural tooth and its root.
Replacing Several Teeth: If you are missing several teeth, implant-supported bridges can replace them.
Replacing All of Your Teeth: If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported full bridge, full denture or hybrid denture can replace them.
Implants are a great value!
Although dental implant treatment has a little more up-front costs… it is the best investment from a long term perspective. With implants, it usually is the last time you will ever have to worry about replacing damaged or missing teeth.
Can you tell which one is the implant???
Failed old dentistry and fractured teeth……..replaced fractured lower teeth with an implant supported hybrid denture
When motorcycle meets telephone pole……..
Whether your situation requires a simple straight-forward single implant, a full mouth implant reconstruction, or anything in-between, Dr. Evans would be happy to sit down with you and discuss your treatment options to help achieve your goals.