Dental Implants: A Great Remedy for Tooth Loss

Dental Implants: A Great Remedy for Tooth Loss

Tooth loss can have numerous implications both for your self-confidence and the health of your remaining teeth. Gaps in your smile can cause other teeth to move out of their proper position, compromising your bite and leading to long term problems including premature wear that can lead to additional tooth loss. Dental implants provide a durable and natural looking solution.

Causes of Tooth Loss

Tooth loss can occur due to a variety of causes. These include:

  • Severe decay
  • Injury
  • Gum disease
  • Poor oral hygiene

[pullquote]Implants are permanent and do not require special adhesives or special cleaning solutions.[/pullquote] Regardless of the cause of your tooth loss, there is a good chance that dental implants can help reconstruct your perfect smile. Implants are custom-made and custom colored. Your implants will be placed directly into your jawbone, where they bond with the bone and help your jaw remain healthy.

Advantages of Dental Implants

Though some who experience tooth loss still choose traditional dentures, implants offer several advantages. Those who have used dentures often have issues with the dentures moving in the mouth. Although well-fitted dentures shouldn’t move, the mouth changes over time as the jawbone gradually degenerates. This can make dentures loose and uncomfortable if they are not regularly adjusted.

Implants are permanent and do not require special adhesives or special cleaning solutions. They remain in place when you talk, eat, and chew. While you chew, the root portions of the implants help stimulate growth in bone tissue to prevent degeneration in the jawbone.

Our dentist can help you determine if implants are a good choice for you. He will evaluate the strength of your jawbone as well as any issues you might have that could affect your ability to heal after the implant procedure. This could include autoimmune disorders, diabetes, or other problems. If you have gum disease, this should be treated before the implant procedure to ensure the infection does not cause additional complications.

Call the Tulsa OK dental office of Dr. Mark E. Massaro today and schedule your professional consultation.