Losing permanent teeth in your smile can cause problems that can affect your oral health. When teeth are lost, whether stemming from tooth decay, gum disease, or oral injury, the gaps created can cause the remaining teeth to shift into those spaces and leaving you with an unstable bite along with the resultant uneven chewing.
This will cause stress on your remaining teeth, as well as result in opposing tooth drift. Gaps also allow bone loss to occur and the bone resulting bone resorption results in an altered facial appearance, which can make you look (and feel older).
Thankfully, there are options when it comes to tooth replacement. With the help of dental implants, you can maintain your oral health and appearance after losing one or more teeth. These titanium dental restorations provide a stable tooth root replacement that is surgically implanted into the bone material located under the gum line so that a tooth replacement can be attached. As the implant fuses with the bone it essentially becomes one with you. The result? A sturdy, comfortable solution.
Because they look and feel like your natural teeth, they appear attractive and normal when you smile. Because they are implanted, you can smile, speak and chew without worry or embarrassment or discomfort. With good oral care, your dental implant can last a lifetime.
If you are looking for a restoration that can bring back your confident smile, speak with our dentist to find out if dental implants are right for you. To schedule a consultation with our oral surgeon, Dr. Will Allen, please give us a call at 812-913-2283. Our Kentuckiana Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates team in Louisville, Kentucky is here for you!