Losing teeth can hurt your self-confidence and your quality of life.
But they don’t have to.
You can get dental implants to support your replacement teeth. With implant-supported restorations, you can feel like you have a complete, healthy, natural smile once again. Just as important, you will be able to eat the foods that you love.
Dr. David L. Ouellette would be happy to discuss implants with you at our Bryant, AR dentist office. Call 501-214-6126 to schedule an appointment.
Understand The Difference Implants Can Make
Imagine two men eating at a local diner.
The first man has dentures. He’s looking at the menu hoping to find something he can eat. “There’s always soup, I guess,” he thinks to himself.
The other man got an implant-supported bridge after losing some teeth a few years ago. He’s looking at the menu in a different way. He knows he can eat anything he wants, so he’s looking for food that he likes. “Chicken with carrots and corn on the cob sounds great,” the second man thinks to himself.
Which man would you rather be? Do you want to hunt for soft and mushy foods, or do you want the freedom to choose anything you would like to eat?
Modern dentures do look more like real teeth than ever before. Yet, they still slide around, and they still allow bone loss in your jaw. As a result, people with dentures can only bite with about 25 percent of the force of someone with a full set of teeth.
Contrast that with someone who has an implant-supported bridge or implant-supports dentures. Studies have shown that people with implants can bite with 90 percent or more of the power of people with all their teeth. From a practical standpoint, it means they can bite and chew practically anything they want.
And by getting implants, you can stimulate your jawbone. You jaw responds by making new bone tissue, which prevents the bone loss that occurs with traditional braces.
If It Acts Like A Root …
Modern dental implants have been around for decades. They were designed to be placed directly into the jawbone, like the roots of natural teeth. They were meant to provide the same function as roots as well.
With implants, you can make your replacements teeth more stable and secure. That results in a stronger restoration that functions like a natural tooth.
Implants can and have been used to replace any number of teeth. A person with a single missing tooth can get an implant-supported crown. Multiple missing teeth? Get an implant-supported bridge. Anyone missing an entire row of teeth can get implant-supported dentures.
Feel Like Yourself Again
With the advances in modern restorative dentistry, you don’t have to settle for replacement teeth that don’t provide the same function as the real thing. To get dental implants in Bryant, AR, start by talking to Dr. Ouellette. Call 501-214-6126 or contact us online to request a consultation at our office.