Many people assume replacing teeth is purely for aesthetics. In fact, restoring the gaps in your smile protects both your smile and your facial structure. To improve the health and beauty of your smile, we offer strong and esthetically pleasing dental implants. In today’s blog, your Allen implant specialist, Dr. Marco Cueva, discusses the importance of replacing missing teeth.
Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth
What happens when you lose a tooth? First, the body stops supplying the surrounding jawbone with doses of calcium and phosphorus. Without these key nutrients, the bone begins to dissolve. This not only causes further tooth loss, but also alters the facial structure. Patients suffering from tooth loss may develop sunken cheeks, jowls, and a ptotic, or witch’s chin. Furthermore, the teeth near the gap may start drifting towards the empty socket, causing unsightly and uncomfortable misalignment. In order to maintain your facial structure and dental health, you should seek tooth replacement as soon as possible.
With dental implants, your Allen TX implant specialist can replace a single tooth or even secure a full set of dentures. Implants are biocompatible titanium posts inserted into the jawbone. After placement, the area around the posts will heal and the bone will bond with the implant posts. We call this process osseointegration. Next, a set of custom-made restorations will be placed onto the implant. For single teeth, crowns may be used as natural looking tooth replacements. For patients missing most, or all, of their teeth, lifelike dental materials will be used to create a set of dentures. With All-on-4, Dr. Cueva can place a set of dentures in a single day, rejuvenating your smile.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Allen TX Implant Specialists
Do you have any further questions about tooth replacement? Then talk to your Allen implant specialist today. Dr. Cueva offers the latest in implant technology to restore smiles to full function and appearance. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Cueva by calling our 75013 dentist office at (972) 390-9944 today. We proudly welcome patients from Allen, Plano, Richardson, McKinney, Frisco, Fairview, Murphy, Wylie, Lewisville, Carrolton, and surrounding communities.