When patients lose their teeth, it’s very important that they make plans to get replacements of one kind or another as soon as possible. Missing teeth leave a gap in the mouth, and the remaining teeth in the jaw quickly begin to move into the empty space. This can alter your tooth alignment and it frequently creates spacing issues that can trap food and increase the chances of tooth decay and gum disease. On top of all that, missing teeth also make it harder to eat and to speak clearly for many patients.
Why wait to get back to all your favorite foods and activities? Why risk permanent changes to your smile that can alter your health? Dental implants can replace your missing teeth, preserving your original smile.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Many patients ask about how implants stack up when compared to bridge work. While bridges provide great support for patients, there are clear advantages to implants that make them more highly recommended for most patients.
- Implants are permanent unless damaged, and even then, replacement teeth are easy to fix and the anchors themselves rarely need repair.
- They are even stronger than natural teeth, so our patients have no trouble with any of their favorite foods after healing from surgery.
- Advanced design and manufacturing techniques allow replacement teeth to look just like the originals if they are installed before teeth begin to move.
Implants can be used to replace a single tooth, a span, or even an entire arch, so they are an option for most patients.
Work With the Area’s Only Prosthodontist
Dr. Abrahams’ specialty focuses on extra training in the placement of dental implants and other dental prosthetics for a variety of patients. While other dental professionals receive some training, specialists in this area spend an extra four years becoming subject matter experts in the placement of implants and other important procedures. To schedule a consultation, contact our office today.