For people who are missing teeth, it can be hard to live a normal life. Missing a tooth can affect your appearance, your ability to chew, your confidence, and, ultimately, your health. Unlike crowns, dentures, andbridges, all of which only provide short-term cosmetic solutions, dental implants are designed to not only fix the cosmetic problems but to prevent health problems as well.
Missing a tooth causes bone loss because the jawbone shrinks, which ultimately changes the shape of your face. Dental implants help to stimulate the jawbone and prevent bone loss, which prevents your face from prematurely aging. Dental implants also do not harm existing teeth. Crowns and bridges not only fail to prevent bone loss, but they also harm existing teeth. The installation of crowns and bridges requires dentists to grind down healthy teeth and puts these teeth at a greater risk for cavities and tooth failure.
Dental implants stimulate the jawbone where the tooth root would normally be located, and they provide support for dental crowns and dentures. BioHorizons dental implants are made from titanium and contain a lifetime warranty. You can receive as many dental implants as needed. Single tooth replacement will not alter any existing teeth. An implant is simply placed in the jawbone, and a crown is made to match your existing teeth. Multiple teeth replacement will either require individual crowns or a multi-unit bridge to be placed in the jawbone. If you are missing all of your upper or lower teeth, your dentist might secure a custom-made removable denture into your mouth using implants.
Dental implants are the most practical and efficient option for people missing teeth. They will better your appearance and health, and the installation process is virtually painless. Dental implants are the only way to completely prevent bone loss and premature aging, making them the best option for tooth replacement.