Removing a tooth is a last resort after all other treatment fails. That does not mean, however, that you have to live life with a gap in your smile.
Many patients choose to replace missing teeth with dental implants because it is almost like having a natural tooth again!
Why Replace Missing Teeth?
Sometimes patients ask Dr. Chandok or Dr. Rehman why replacing a missing tooth is so important, especially if no one can see it when you smile.
When tooth loss occurs, it causes consequences that affect your health, including:
Bone loss – The bone that once supported your dental implant is no longer needed, so it begins to recede. This can lead to additional tooth loss and a sunken appearance to your face.
Shifting bite – Tooth loss leaves a gap in your smile, and your teeth’s natural tendency is to tip toward that gap, which can lead to problems with your bite and even exposed roots.
By replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant, you can avoid both of these conditions.
Benefits of Dental Implants
With the development of dental implants, you can replace a missing tooth and it will be like having your tooth again! Dental implants integrate with your bone, developing the same stability as your natural teeth.
Dental implants have a number of other benefits, as well:
- They look natural.
- They are easy to care for.
- They offer a long-term solution to tooth loss.
- They are reliable and do not move.
- They can support dentures and bridges.
Investing in a dental implant is affordable at Bright Dental. We strive to keep prices low and deliver quality dentistry.
What to Expect during Dental Implant Treatment
We perform the entire dental implant procedure here in our office from the surgery to your dental implant crown. You can expect this process to occur over the course of several months because dental implants need time to integrate with your bone.
Once healing completes, we will design a dental crown to complement your smile, using the same shape, color, and size as your other teeth.
Implant-Retained Dentures and Bridges
Dental implants allow patients to combine cost-effective treatment like dentures and bridges with the bone-saving stability of dental implants.
By using a dental implant to stabilize your bridge, you can replace more missing teeth at once without the need for a partial denture.
When patients have difficulty with dentures that do not fit properly, dental implants can secure them in place, adding confidence and reliability to your smile.
Contact Us for a Dental Implant Consultation
We welcome patients of all ages to our Milwaukee, WI dental office. Give us a call to set up a time to speak with one of our experienced dentists to find out if dental implants are right for you.