Are you missing at least one
tooth? More than three-quarters of adults in their mid-40s have lost a tooth
because of gum disease, an accident, or from decay. If you have had a tooth
extraction or lost a tooth, consider a dental implant with Dr. Jody Vance to
restore your oral health.
Dental implants are now widely used as a tooth replacement procedure for patients with missing teeth. Traditional procedures such as partial dentures or fixed bridges often have complications and may lead to jaw bone or additional tooth loss over time. Dental implants are fused into the jaw bone, offering predictable results and a high success rate.
If you have a tooth extraction and do not replace that missing tooth with a dental implant, you may experience jaw bone loss because this structure is no longer stimulated by the tooth root. Dental implants function just like your real teeth and can stimulate the jaw bone to prevent deterioration.
Many adults end up losing at least one tooth to tooth decay, gum disease, or some type of injury to the mouth by middle age, and older adults may end up losing all of their permanent teeth. Dentures, bridges, and dental implants are options for replacing missing teeth, but dentures and bridges do carry complications. For example, dentures can make embarrassing clicking noises when the wearer speaks and eats. Bridges require grinding down nearby teeth, which can make them more susceptible to permanent damage.
Dental implants are fused into the jaw bone and stimulate it enough to prevent deterioration. Once fully integrated, dental implants do not move around and look just like your natural teeth. Since they are made out of titanium, they are also resistant to tooth decay.
If you need a tooth extraction and are looking for options to replace missing teeth, dental implants may be the ideal treatment for you. Schedule your appointment in Springfield, MO with Dr. Vance today!
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