Losing most or all of your natural teeth due to an accident, decay or disease can be devastating. From forcing you to adjust your diet to making you feel self-conscious when smiling, missing teeth have a negative impact on your daily life. At Wells W. Wagner Family Dental, we help you understand your options for tooth restoration, and that includes dental implants.
Dental Implants Help Prevent Bone Loss
When you lose a tooth or have it extracted due to decay, there isn’t only a visible gap in your smile, but also an open space in your jawbone where the tooth once was anchored. Over time, your body senses that the jawbone is no longer supporting any teeth, and the bone will begin to deteriorate as your body focuses on spreading nutrients to other regions.
When you elect to get dental implants, they are rooted in your natural jawbone. This helps preserve facial bone structure and prevent any sagging of the cheeks, lips and chin.
Implants Are a Permanent Investment
Dental implants are the most natural-looking, longest-lasting tooth restoration solution available today. Compared to dentures, which eventually must be re-fitted and replaced, dental implants have a much longer payoff period. They are designed to last a lifetime.
You never have to worry about your dental implants slipping out of place while you’re talking or eating. Also, implants fuse with your jawbone, offering strong support to the remaining natural teeth on either side. It’s easier to keep all of your teeth clean, since they will stay properly aligned. You have flexibility and freedom.
Discuss Your Options with Our Team
The implant procedure is done in multiple stages. First, the implant must be securely placed into the jawbone. After this heals, your replacement tooth is customized to match your existing teeth in terms of size and color. Then it is set in place on top of the implant, which by then is permanently fixed in the jaw.
Dental implants could be a great option for you, but you won’t know for sure unless you make an appointment with our team at Wells W. Wagner Family Dental. We will assess your bone structure and see if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Even if you’ve experienced bone loss, jawbone reconstruction might be possible. Overall, the procedure is highly successful, and many of our patients enjoy the rewards of investing in dental implants.
Contact us today and let’s work together to make your vision of a spotless, even smile come to life.