Every tooth in your mouth is vital to your oral health and
functions. Not to mention, a complete smile is necessary to help you feel
confident about your appearance. When even one is missing, it negatively
impacts your self-esteem, your quality of life, and your oral health. Although
it may only be one tooth, it is important to have it replaced as soon as
possible. Now, you have multiple options to fill the empty space, including
dental implants in South Hadley.
Stop the Complications of Tooth Loss
When you lose a tooth, you do not just lose the crown but
the root as well. The missing root causes your jawbone to deteriorate because
it is no longer stimulated. In as little as one year, its width can diminish by
as much as 25%. This causes your natural teeth to lose support.
Over time, your adjacent teeth shift toward the open space,
causing alignment issue. This makes your teeth harder to clean, which increases
your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Not to mention, the changes can also
affect your bite, making it difficult to chew or close your mouth correctly.
As more of your bone is lost, your teeth become loose and
they may eventually fall out. Your facial structures also lose support, causing
premature wrinkling and sagging of the skin.
To stop the complications of tooth loss, your dentist in
South Hadley has the solution you need.
Complete Your Smile
Traditionally, a missing tooth is replaced using a bridge
and crowns. A prosthetic tooth is designed to fill the space, which is held in
place by attaching dental crowns to the adjacent teeth. While it is a
convenient and effective treatment, it does not stop all the complications of
tooth loss because it does not replace the root.
The only solution to replace both the root and the crown are
A titanium implant post is surgically placed into your jaw to act as a new root.
This stimulates it to encourage new bone growth to stop a decrease in its
density. By doing so, you can avoid the complications of tooth loss while also
regaining the next best thing to your natural teeth.
Your jawbone fuses to the post to create a stable foundation
for your replacement tooth, which is attached using an abutment that is
connected to the post. It is designed to match the appearance of your natural
teeth to blend in when you smile.
Unlike a traditional bridge, dental implants have over a 95%
10-year success rate. With the right aftercare, your new smile can last for a
Enjoy a Confident Smile
You can invest in your oral health and your quality of life
with a dental implant. Contact your dentist today to see if you are a
About Dr. Douglas
Leigh strives to provide advanced dental solutions to improve his
patients’ quality of life. He offers dental implants to replace missing teeth.
If you are ready for a complete smile, contact our office
today for a consultation.