If you have suffered tooth loss, or you have severely decayed teeth, you’re probably searching for a way back to normal. You may have heard about options like dental bridges, dentures, and dental implants, but you may not be aware of how these options work. Dental implants in particular are an excellent solution for recovering from tooth loss. They offer a level of stability and permanence to your tooth replacement that other prosthetics do not. If you need to replace a missing or severely damaged tooth, it’s time to learn about how dental implants can repair your smile.
Dental Implants Offer a Complete Repair that Other Solutions Do Not
Dental implants are small, biocompatible titanium screws that your dentist surgically places into your jaw. The screw acts as a base for a tooth-like restoration. By recreating the function of tooth roots, an implant fortifies your jawbone and can actually prevent jawbone degeneration. Then your dentist will add a dental crown on top of the implant to recreate the appearance of your original tooth. The added strength of the implant means you’ll be able to count on the stability of the replacement tooth like you would an original tooth, so you can enjoy your favorite foods.
Other Dental Prosthetics Work, But They Don’t Provide All of the Same Benefits
Prosthetic options like dental bridges and dentures do allow you to recover from tooth loss. Based on your budget, or the extent of your tooth loss (if you’ve lost all or nearly all of your teeth, dentures fixed with implants are a viable option), these options may be the right choice for you. However, neither dental bridges nor dentures offer the same stability and permanence as a dental implant. You, along with your dentist, have to determine which plan of treatment is right for you.
Work with Elm Creek Dental to Choose a Tooth Replacement Option
If you’ve lost one or several adult teeth, don’t dread your future. Dental implants provide you with a comprehensive recovery strategy for your missing teeth. Elm Creek is happy to help you along the road to recovery. Work with our talented team to determine the best course of action. Make your appointment for a consultation by contacting Elm Creek Dental in Maple Grove, MN at 763-416-0606.