Your teeth, though they may seem small, are an important part of your body. They are also essential to your physical and emotional health. Within your mouth, each tooth has special duties, and much like a team, they work together for a good cause.
When a tooth is missing, your team is incomplete. Your chewing capacity is compromised, your jaw joint has to overcompensate, and the neighboring teeth become unsupported. In time, shifting, crowding, and bone loss become more evident. You may even notice that your confidence begins to decline as you grow increasingly insecure about your smile.
Replacing your missing tooth is imperative. In most cases, replacing the missing tooth as soon as possible is the best way to reduce the consequences of tooth loss. But, which tooth replacement is right for you: Dental implants, a bridge, or dentures?
No other tooth replacement alternative can offer the advantages of a dental implant.
Since all methods of tooth replacement require an investment of your time and money, you want to ensure that your investment is well spent. Research has shown that dental implants are indeed the best investment for your health. Your oral surgeon can help to determine if an implant is the best choice for you.
A permanent tooth replacement that is designed to function like a natural tooth and last for a lifetime is the best way to protect your health.
Since an implant is essentially an artificial tooth root, it is strong enough to withstand a normal degree of chewing force. Regaining proper chewing function is critical in relieving undue stress on the jaw joint.
By occupying a permanent position at the location of the missing tooth, your implant is able to provide adequate support for the neighboring teeth. The risk of shifting, drifting, and crowding is immediately eliminated. Even the bone loss that is normally associated with a missing tooth is dramatically reduced.
No other tooth replacement alternative can offer the advantages of a dental implant. As you decide on the best treatment option for your health, consider selecting the option that provides the best return on your investment. Talk to our oral surgeons at Northern Texas Facial & Oral Surgery today about dental implants. Call our Irving TX office at 972-401-8301, or contact any of our three locations for more information.