August 27, 2016
Losing a tooth can be devastating to your confidence, nutrition, and oral health. You may feel self-conscious about talking or smiling. You may have difficulty eating the foods you used to enjoy. When you have a missing tooth your bone will also start to resorb, and your teeth will start to shift, which puts your remaining teeth at risk for more loss. The good news is that dental implants can help to replace one or more missing teeth, and restore your oral health. Dr. Ehfad Shah is your premiere cosmetic dentist in Maricopa, and he discusses dental implant treatment and the many ways it can help patients.
What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are the most reliable and durable tooth replacement option that dentistry has to offer. The secret to their success lies in the fact that they replace both your root and your tooth. A biocompatible titanium post is surgically placed into your jawbone to take the place of your root and keep your bone healthy and stimulated. A porcelain crown takes the place of your tooth and keeps your remaining teeth from shifting into the open space.
What is an Implant Bridge?
Did you know that dental implants can be used to support treatment options that are designed to replace multiple missing teeth? A dental bridge is a great option for replacing multiple missing teeth that are adjacent. Two implants and crowns will act as anchors for prosthetic teeth that attach to them and fill in the space. Dental implants make the bridge more secure and offer better longevity than a traditional bridge due to the fact that they are also replacing your roots.
What is an Implant Supported Denture?
For patients who wear dentures, implants are offering a more secure fit than they’ve ever had before. A denture is typically a removable appliance designed to replace an entire arch of teeth. Because it relies on suction to stay in place there can sometimes be movement or slippage when a patient eats, smiles, or talks.
With an implant supported denture, your appliance snaps into dental implants that have been strategically positioned in your bone to support the denture and keep it from moving and slipping during eating and talking. Implants are revolutionizing implant treatment for patients missing most or all of their teeth.
At Cobblestone Dental Center, Dr. Shah can help you determine if dental implants are the right treatment for your needs. There are many ways to restore a smile, and he is happy to discuss all of your options with you. If you’re considering dental implants in Maricopa, contact our office today to learn more about how we can help to restore your smile.
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