Losing teeth is a significant issue, and not just because of the way the gap in your smile affects your appearance right away. Your dentist would be the first to tell you that the loss of one or more teeth sets off a chain reaction that could potentially alter your ability to speak clearly or eat comfortably if left unchecked. Thankfully, there are a few options for replacement that have been shown to work well, including one that has been shown to be a permanent fix that’s also easy to maintain: dental implants.
Common Side-Effects of Missing Teeth
- Misalignment of remaining teeth
- Difficulty chewing and eating
- Difficulty speaking
- Permanent changes to facial features over time
- Emotional side-effects from physical changes
These side-effects can be averted with a timely tooth replacement solution, and for most patients, Dr. Patel will recommend implants over the other options.
Why Dental Implants Are the Best Choice for Tooth Replacement
Dental implants are ideal for replacing any number of teeth, from one to a full set. That’s thanks to innovations like micro-implants and four-point anchoring, which allow the original implant design to be adapted for any situation, no matter how many teeth are missing. Implants are permanent, too, with titanium anchors that ensure your tooth replacements stay exactly where you want them to. In addition to that, they are permanent. Dentures and bridgework both need to be replaced over time, but barring an accident, your implants will last a lifetime.
If you are exploring options for tooth replacement, you need to consider all the benefits that dental implants bring to the table. Questions about the procedure should be directed to a qualified dental professional, though, which means that your next step should be booking a consultation appointment. Contact us now, and our associates will help set you up with the appointment you need to ask about how implants will work out for your missing teeth.