Don’t Be Haunted By Your Missing Teeth
Missing teeth have a way of haunting you.
With Halloween coming up, it might be a good time to exorcise those ghosts of your old smile. By getting dental implants , you could restore your old smile and your confidence in your teeth, too.
We want to answer three questions in today’s post:
- What are implants?
- Who can benefit from implants?
- Where can you get implants?
We’ll start with the third question. If you live in or near Bryant, AR, you can visit the office of Dr. David L. Ouellette. Just call 501-214-6126 to schedule an appointment.
What Are Implants?
People have tried all kinds of things to replace missing teeth. Archeologists have found evidence that people have used teeth removed from the deceased, animal bones, stones, and seashells in different places and different times.
Today, many people still get traditional dental bridges and dentures when they have lost teeth. These are only partial solutions because they only include part of the missing teeth.
To really replace the teeth you’ve lost, you need to replace the missing roots as well. That’s what implants do.
Modern implants were first developed in the 1960s. Since then, they have been improved in many ways with better designs and coatings to help anchor them to your jawbone faster.
With implants to support a dental restoration, you won’t just look like you have your teeth back. You also will feel like you have real teeth once again.
That means you can smile with confidence. You can eat all the foods that you love, and you don’t need to fool with adhesives to hold your teeth in place.
Implants anchor your teeth to your jaw, which gives you more power in each bite and more security when you speak.
Who Can Benefit from Implants?
The short answer is anyone who is missing teeth.
Now, let’s break it down a bit …
If you are missing one tooth , you can get an implant and a dental crown. This will fill the gap in your smile, and it will prevent the kind of drifting that can occur when you have a space between your teeth.
The old way of fixing this is getting a dental bridge. That requires removing parts of otherwise healthy teeth so they can support your bridge. With an implant-supported crown, you can leave your healthy teeth the way they are.
If you are missing multiple teeth , you can get multiple implants to secure your bridge. Again, this is an advantage over a traditional bridge or partial dentures. With the implants to hold your bridge in place, you don’t put added pressure on healthy teeth.
If you are missing a complete row of teeth , then implant-retained or implant-supported dentures can help you feel like you have a full set of real teeth again. With either option, you can bite and chew naturally without worrying that your teeth might come out.
Quit Waiting & Start Smiling Again
No matter if you lost a tooth today or have been missing teeth for a decade, dental implants could restore your quality of life. To learn how, start by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Ouellette. Call 501-214-6126 today or contact us online .