Benefits of Dental Implants for missing teeth
If you have lost one or more teeth, you probably know the impact that it can have on your smile, speech, and ability to chew your food. Tooth loss can also have a negative effect on your oral health, but fortunately, patients have more choices than ever before when it comes to natural-looking tooth replacement options.
At Sequoyah Dental Arts in Knoxville, Tennessee, Drs. Pablo Foncea and Mariko McCall use a personalized approach to restore your smile after tooth loss and offer various options to meet our patients’ diverse needs. One of the most popular and versatile options is the dental implant.
What sets dental implants apart?
Dental implants are the “gold standard” in tooth replacement, but patients may not know all of the reasons why. Simply put, dental implants offer superior functionality and oral health benefits when compared to other types of tooth replacement options. Specifically, dental implants:
- Can replace anywhere from one tooth to a full dental arch: Dental implants are incredibly versatile. Whether you are missing one tooth, a few teeth, or a full arch, we can customize implant solutions to your specific needs, using dental crowns, bridges, or a full denture to finish the restoration. As few as four to six implants can support a full arch of teeth.
- Prevent other teeth from shifting in your mouth: When you lose one or more teeth, the other remaining teeth naturally tend to shift into the open spaces in your mouth. This can often create misalignment problems that contribute to jaw pain, TMJ disorders, and more. By replacing the missing teeth, you can prevent this shifting from occurring.
- Maintain healthy bone structure: After tooth loss, the jawbone naturally begins to deteriorate because the missing tooth’s root is no longer there to stimulate the bone. Since implants surgically placed in the jaw ultimately fuse with the bone, an implant places sufficient force on the bone to maintain healthy volume and density.
- Help you look younger: Missing teeth can lead others to believe that you are less healthy and older than you really are, and it can also cause a “sunken” look in the cheeks. Dental implants restore your youthful appearance in addition to the beauty of your natural smile.
Learn more in a consultation
If you are looking for a tooth replacement option that can last a lifetime with good oral hygiene and that offers a variety of benefits for your smile, call Sequoyah Dental Arts today at 865 973-9899 to schedule your consultation and learn whether dental implants are right for you!
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