Missing teeth are uncomfortable and embarrassing, but they can also be risky if left untreated. The surrounding teeth may become vulnerable to infection and the likelihood of gum disease and jaw pain is higher. You can easily avoid these problems with dental implants.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a tremendously popular cosmetic dentistry treatment option for replacing missing teeth. The actual dental implants are made with an innovative titanium alloy. Implant dentistry provides permanent and beautiful replacements for missing teeth. Their versatility makes implant dentistry a great option whether you are missing a single tooth or many. Dental implants are specially tailored to perfectly fit your mouth wherever you might be missing teeth. The crowns and restorations we place on the dental implants are artfully designed to look like natural teeth, making implant dentistry a long-lasting and beautiful solution for those suffering from tooth loss.
Dental implants are used to:
- Replace one or many missing teeth.
- Support non-removable dental bridge.
- Reinforce removable dentures.
Dentures change the shape of your mouth over time because they constantly exert pressure on your bone structure. This change then causes the dentures to fit less comfortably and naturally. Implant dentistry can help with this as well. In addition to replacing missing teeth, dental implants can also reinforce existing dental bridges or dentures. If your dentures cause you pain or prevent you from speaking and eating normally, consider implant-supported dentures.
To find out more about implant dentistry, and to figure out if dental implants are right for you, if you are missing teeth, call our Alexandria Virginia office today.