Dental implants are surgically-fitted replacements for lost or missing teeth. However, their biocompatible design and unique placement make this treatment a modern, convenient, and permanent solution for tooth-replacement.
Missing teeth can be an uncomfortable experience – most patients are reluctant to talk about or even think about. At Central Dental Care, we understand how sensitive tooth loss can be. But this problem isn’t going to go away on its own. Even worse, putting off replacing missing teeth can be even more damaging to your smile, ultimately leading to further medical complications.
All teeth in a healthy mouth support one another. When one or more of your teeth are missing, the rest of your teeth move around in the arch, disrupting the bite and putting unnecessary pressure on certain teeth. Over time, this can cause uneven wear on teeth as well as cause serious strain on the jaw joint, leading to pain when biting and chewing. In the long run, missing teeth can increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease in healthy teeth, requiring even more care in the future.
Gum disease and tooth decay aren’t the only problems that can arise when teeth are missing. As teeth help stimulate jaw bone structure, missing teeth leave the jaw vulnerable to deterioration and resorption. If you don’t do something to replace your missing teeth, the position of your chin could shift and your cheeks might even sink in, drastically disfiguring your face. Spaces between your teeth can also damage and deplete your jaw, resulting in additional pain and increasing the possibility of losing even more of your teeth.
The good news is that although the risks of ignoring your missing teeth are substantial, the rewards for getting dental implants can be spectacular. First of all, after you get dental implants, the pain will subside. As the pain goes away, you will notice your fear dissipating as well. Imagine the peace of mind you will enjoy!
From a health standpoint, dental implants are extremely beneficial, especially compared to traditional restorations like bridges and dentures. As dental implant fixtures interact with the jaw bone just like natural teeth, this innovative treatment actually helps reinforce bone density, preserving facial structure and reducing the risk of additional teeth.
Are you suffering from missing teeth and would like a solution that can provide you with comfortable, realistic-feeling replacement teeth? Dental implants from our Jefferson City dentist can help you regain your smile and self-confidence. Contact Central Dental Care today and schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Talva Joost to learn if dental implans are right for your smile!
Dr. Talva Grundstrom Joost
2022 William Street
Jefferson City, MO
Monday: 8AM – 4PM
Tuesday: 8AM – 4PM
Wednesday: 9AM – 5PM
Thursday: 8AM – 4PM
Friday: 8AM – 1PM