Posts for: March, 2017
Has a missing tooth left a noticeable gap in your smile? Closing that gap is simple with a dental implant. The dentists at Towne Square Dental in Rigby, ID - Dr. Richard George, Dr. Boone Allen and Dr. Nathan George - explain how you'll benefit from dental implants.
The perfect tooth loss solution
If you've lost one or more teeth, you may have considered bridges or dentures. Those choices can restore your smile, but they have one important drawback. Neither option replaces your tooth roots. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that creates an entire new tooth, starting with the roots.
After your implant is added to your jawbone, it will gradually fuse to your bone during osseointegration, one of the most important steps in the entire process. After the titanium implant osseointegrates, a crown will be connected to it to restore function and improve your appearance.
Why root replacement is so important
Your teeth have to be amazingly strong to tear and bite meat, crusty breads and crunchy carrots. Without stable roots, you wouldn't be able to eat these foods. Since your implant is securely attached to your jawbone, you'll never have to worry that your crown will slip when you bite into your favorite foods. In fact, dental implants offer superior comfort because they don't irritate your gums. Most people who receive implants in Rigby don't notice any difference between their implants and regular teeth.
Root replacement also helps you avoid bone loss, a not uncommon problem that can occur after you lose a tooth. Your tooth roots constantly press on your jawbone and are an essential factor in maintaining bone strength. When those roots no longer exert any pressure on the bone, it may eventually begin to shrink. As the bone recedes, some of your other teeth may become loose. A strong jawbone also helps support your facial muscles. If you experience bone loss, you may also that your face begins to sag, which can contribute to premature aging.
Close your gap with dental implants! Call Dr. Allen, Dr. Richard and Dr. George of Towne Square Dental in Rigby, ID, at (208) 745-8704 to schedule your appointment.