ne of the cornerstones of health and wellbeing is the smile. Not only is the appearance of the smile an important part of our sense of confidence, but the smile is indicative of our level of health, as well. When tooth loss occurs in the adult years, a number of problems may follow. Addressing the lost tooth is important for the retention of full oral functionality and also for confidence. Historically, treatments for tooth loss have been intended to replace missing teeth only. Patients of our Greensboro practice find that significant benefit comes from the replacement of missing roots in addition to the teeth themselves.
Dentists and their patients often look to dental implants for a sufficient restoration of the smile after tooth loss. The purpose of the individual implant is to replace the root that has been lost. These tiny cylinders become stabilized by bone tissue in the jaw, providing the very foundation a crown, bridge, or denture needs for a high degree of functionality. Additionally, the presence of the implant in the jawbone is beneficial to its long-term preservation.
A number of wonderful effects come from tooth replacement using implants. These include:
Longevity of chewing function. After insertion in a minor surgical procedure, implants become fused to bone tissue in the jaw, mimicking the natural oral structure. With good oral care, implants can remain stable and healthy for a lifetime.
Stabilized by the bone, the structural integrity of restorations, even dentures, becomes almost equal to that of natural teeth. Restorations that are tethered to the jawbone via dental implants will remain in place. No slipping or rubbing because the restoration is not floating on the gums.
With full functionality and stabilization, implants allow patients to feel very confident in their smile and their speaking ability. Able to eat, speak, laugh, and smile without concern over a denture slipping out of place, the patient regains a satisfactory quality of life.
Dental implants are often at the top of the list of options for patients who have experienced tooth loss. No other form of tooth replacement looks or feels as natural or offers the extent of benefit.
We are excited to help you restore full health and beauty to your smile. Call (336) 383-1482 to schedule your visit with Triad Dentistry Team.