When you’re missing one or more teeth, it’s important to get them replaced for your overall oral health. But there are many different options when it comes to replacing missing teeth. How do you know which one to go with?
Dr. Jason Petkevis recommends dental implants in Coatesville, PA as the best option for replacing missing teeth. Whether you just need a single implant or are getting an implant-supported denture to replace a whole arch of teeth, we can provide the solution you need.
Why Replace Missing Teeth?
Especially if you’re only missing one tooth, you may not think that replacing it is that important. But a lot of things happen to your oral health, even missing just one tooth. As soon as that tooth root is gone, the jawbone in that area starts deteriorating. Your face starts to sag and it prematurely ages the way you look based on that effect.
Once you lose one tooth, you’re at a higher risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and losing other teeth as well. Because there’s now a gap in your smile, the surrounding teeth will try to fill that gap. If you’ve had your teeth straightened previously, that work can all go away because of a single missing tooth.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are made up of three separate pieces. First, a titanium implant post is the part that’s placed in your jawbone. A piece called an abutment is attached to it to connect the implant post with the final restoration. The final restoration is usually a custom dental crown, but implants can also support a fixed bridge or denture.
When you have many missing teeth, having a few implants support a bridge or denture can give you the benefits of dental implants, without the cost of multiple individual implants. These are ideal solutions to take care of multiple missing teeth.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are considered the gold standard of tooth replacement because they’re the only option that replaces that tooth root. This stops the jawbone deterioration and helps your face still stay round and full. Not only does it stop the deterioration, but it can actually help regenerate the bone as the implant post fuses with it.
Because the post fuses with the bone, implants are a lot more stable than other replacement options. You get back 100% of your bite function, as opposed to 30-40% with traditional dentures. You’re able to eat a full diet and don’t have to worry about your restoration slipping or falling out when you’re eating or sleeping.
Another great feature of implants is that they don’t require a bunch of extra care. They’re a lifetime restoration that’s designed to be permanent. You’ll simply have to brush, floss, and visit your dentist regularly as you would normally. Implants don’t need to be taken out to be cleaned, and they don’t require messy adhesive to stay in the mouth.
Get Dental Implants in the Coatesville, PA Area
Do you think dental implants may be the right solution to replace your missing teeth? Dental Distinction provides dental implant services in Chester Springs, PA. Call us or schedule an appointment online to get started.