Dental implants are basically artificial tooth roots that are placed in your jawbone to support a replaced tooth, dental bridges or dentures. Our teeth are meant to last long, but sometimes we may encounter a broken tooth. And when you have a missing or a broken tooth, you should get a replacement as soon as possible. If you have a missing tooth, you may face problems in chewing, unwanted tooth movement, cavities, bone deterioration, and even loss of other teeth. Therefore, replacing a broken tooth is important for good dental health. When it comes to replacing a missing or broken tooth, your dentist may suggest dental implant treatment.
- It prevents shifting of teeth
When you have a missing tooth, the adjacent teeth start shifting to occupy the vacant space. This leads to teeth that are unevenly spaced or crowded. Crowded or misaligned teeth, increases the risk of tooth decay and other oral problems.
- It preserves the jawbone
When your jaw bone doesn’t support a tooth, it starts to weaken and deteriorate. You can opt for dental bridges or dentures, but your jawbone will still recede due to the lack of stimulation. Because dental implants are the artificial tooth roots that are placed in your jaw, it offers the required stimulation and prevents the bone loss by preserving the bone structure.
- Helps to maintain good oral health
When you get a dental implant, the adjacent teeth do not shift. This prevents the problem of teeth crowding, tooth decay, and bone loss. You are also able to brush and floss around single dental implants like a natural tooth.
- It provides stable support for other dental restorations
Dental implants fuse with your jawbone and provide support to the artificial teeth. Dental implants support single crowns, bridges and dentures.
If you are missing a want to know whether you are a candidate for dental implant treatment, then consult the general dentists at Expressions Dental™ Clinic in Calgary. They can assist you with your dental problem and help find a solution. Schedule an appointment by calling at +1 (403) 252 7733.