Gum disease, infection, and even injuries could lead to the loss of one or more of our natural teeth. These gaps then impact our overall appearance and could even lead to unsightly gaps in the smile. However, with advanced implant dentistry, your Livonia, MI, dentist could provide a new smile, often in as little as one day!
The Importance of Tooth Replacement
Did you know that tooth loss impacts your overall oral health? When we lose one or more natural teeth, the body takes note and suspends the flow of key nutrients to the jawbone. Without these nutrients, the bone tissue itself begins to break down, and this loss of mass and density could eventually mean the loss of further teeth and an older appearance. For others, substantial cases of missing teeth may impact the ability to eat, speak clearly, and engage in social interactions comfortably. Don’t let this oral health issue impact your quality of life, talk to our team about possible solutions.
The Dental Implant Benefits
A typical bridge is held in place with crowns, and a denture may need metal clasps or suction to stay in secure. Which means as the jaw ridge changes shape due to loss of jawbone mass and density, they need to be replaced, usually every 5 to10 years on average. But dental implants are inserted into the jawbone, bonding with the bone tissue and acting like new tooth roots. The body sees them as natural roots and resume the flow of nutrients, preserving your jawbone and preventing lost bone mass and density. They then last for decades, possibly a lifetime in some cases. We top them with a custom-made crown, or a prosthetic, to ensure a natural appearance and a durable, dependable chewing surface.
Qualifying for Teeth in a Day
At one time, placement meant inserting the implants and then waiting a period of tree to six months for them to bond with the jawbone before we could place the restoration or prosthetic. However, if you have enough jawbone tissue to support the new roots and no underlying health issues that could compromise them, like untreated gum disease, then we could complete the entire process in one day. With Teeth in a Day, you will leave with a complete smile! If you have any questions, then contact our team today.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT IMPLANT DENTISTRY?
We want to make sure our patients continue to enjoy full and beautiful smiles, even following substantial tooth loss. To learn more about how we address your missing teeth, then call James Stewart, DDS, dental implant office in Livonia, MI, at (734) 425-4400. We also serve the residents of Farmington, Plymouth, Dearborn Heights, and all surrounding communities.