April 8, 2019
Patients who lose a single tooth or a small span often wonder whether they really need to worry about replacement, especially if those teeth are far enough in back to be invisible during a smile. The fact is, your smile still changes permanently if you leave missing teeth unaddressed, even if the gap wasn’t visible in your smile when it first happened. That’s because teeth shift over time, moving to take advantage of the new space in your jaw. The result can be gaps between the remaining teeth or even misalignment leading to malocclusion.
Dental Implants for Speedy Replacement Teeth
Your dentist recommends implants to patients who are candidates, as does the dental community at large. That’s because implants are the only option designed to be totally permanent, and they are also the only option that is known to stand up to any foods, so you don’t have to change your lifestyle to accommodate your new teeth. This is possible because implants use titanium anchors for a strong support structure that stimulates jaw tissue like natural teeth.
As a result, implants feel more natural than other options while having fewer side-effects. If you are hurt and your replacement teeth are damaged, it is often possible to just replace them without having to place a new implant. In fact, implants are designed to work that way on the rare occasion they do need repair. Additional advantages of implants aren’t hard to find.
Call For an Appointment Today
If you’re ready to talk about dental implants for the replacement of any missing teeth, contact Dr. Hogan of Smiles by Hogan in Mt. Pleasant, SC today and make an appointment. Make sure you tell the staff the extent of your implant needs, and they can tell you if you need to bring anything with you for your visit.