Most people equate missing teeth with having to wear dentures. While dentures might be the best option for some patients, there are also many who do exceptionally well with dental implants. This type of dental procedure can be comprised of either a single implant or dentures and bridges that are supported by the implant.
More Than Just a Pretty Smile
Chances are, if you have a missing tooth, you’re pretty self-conscious about it. Several missing teeth can even put the structure of your entire mouth and jaw in jeopardy. A single implant can provide the foundation needed for a healthy mouth by replacing the missing root system. The health of your jawbone, gums, and mouth are protected and supported.
Replacing Multiple Teeth
A single implant can be a versatile way to replace a missing tooth. It can also support bridges and dentures if you are missing several teeth. Not only does this provide you with a strong foundation, but it can also give you a healthier mouth and a beautiful smile that will last for years.
One issue that can arise if you are missing several teeth is that they can shift over time. This means that your smile and your bite could be adversely affected. With a dental implant, though, you’ll have a natural solution that fits effortlessly into the rest of your teeth.
You’ll never have to worry about a dental implant shifting and/or slipping while you eat, smile and talk like dentures can. Using a dental implant as an anchor for dentures and bridge provides a more permanent solution that results in natural-looking teeth as well.
Dr. S. Marc DiBenedetto provides exceptional dental care in his Beavercreek, Ohio office. Whether you’re looking for ways to make your smile more beautiful or you need a checkup to keep it that way, call us today to schedule an appointment.