Often, people with missing teeth who have avoided treatment could lose mass and density in the jawbone, which makes supporting traditional dental implants difficult. However, if you still desire a new smile with lifelike and long-lasting implant dentures, then there is still hope! In today’s blog, your Livonia, MI, dentist looks at the benefits of mini-dental implants.
What Happens When We Lose Teeth?
Obviously, significant tooth loss is linked to issues eating and speaking clearly, but missing teeth could also cause problems for your appearance and facial structure. When we lose teeth, the body notices and in response, may suspend the flow of calcium and phosphorus to the jawbone. Without these vital nutrients, the bone tissue in the jaw loses mass and density, not only furthering the rate of tooth loss, but also causing an aged appearance.
Help For Those with Lost Jawbone Density
Dental implants offer tooth replacement that lasts decades, possibly even a lifetime. They accomplish this because they’re made from biocompatible titanium and we insert them into the jawbone, where they bond with the bone tissue. However, if you’ve lost too much tissue, you may not be able to support dental implants without first undergoing bone grafting or ridge augmentation.
However! With the mini option, we have small, specially designed implants that help people with missing jawbone mass and density still obtain implant-secured prosthetics that stimulate jawbone growth and last for many years to come.
Preserving Your Face and Smile
First, we carefully examine your smile and choose the optimal area for placement, guiding your new tooth roots in place with advanced technology. The mini options we use are small and more economical. We then attach a prosthetic, like a bridge or a denture, that is custom-made for a lifelike appearance and comfortable fit. Once fitted to your dental implants, the prosthetic will stay in place and never slip or require removal for cleaning. You enjoy a full smile once more, which restores your ability to smile with confidence, eat your favorite foods, and preserve your current facial structure. If you have any questions about how we replace missing teeth and help you enjoy optimal smile appearance, then contact our team today. A full smile is still possible!
You’re Not Too Late to Address Your Tooth Loss!
Even if you have lost jawbone mass and density due to untreated tooth loss, we still have options available to help you. After all, a full smile often means better quality of life! To learn more about implant-secured prosthetics and other tooth loss treatment options, 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.