Modern dentistry can effectively treat most oral health issues, from the moderate to the severe; and yet, tooth loss remains a significant issue. Coincidentally, tooth replacement has played a center role in much of dentistry’s advancement, and with innovative dental implants, patients can replace more of lost tooth’s structure (and its function) than was possible only a few decades ago. Your Allen dental implant specialist, Dr. Marco Cueva, explains why dental implants are such a boon to your oral health, and how their diversity allows them to serve in almost any tooth loss situation.
Losing and Replacing Teeth
The most obvious effects of tooth loss are the visible ones, such as an inconsistent row of teeth when you smile. The earliest examples of tooth replacement focused on replacing the visible portions of your teeth to restore smiles and the ability to properly process food. Even today, dental bridges and dentures are popular choices for patients who’ve lost one, several, or all of their teeth. Now, however, we understand the unseen consequences of tooth loss, many of which result from the loss of teeth’s roots. Biting and chewing stimulates tooth roots, and facilitating a healthy blood-flow and adequate supply of nutrients to the jawbone. Replacing lost roots with one or more dental implants helps restore this stimulation and preserve a jawbone’s ability to retain the rest of its teeth.
Behind the Scenes Support for Teeth Replacement
The concept of replacing your teeth’s crowns (visible parts) remains the same with dental implants. The difference lies in how your replacement teeth are secured. Instead of adhesives and clasps, dental implants are surgically inserted into the jawbone, where teeth roots once were. The implants serve as anchors for a dental crown, partial denture, or full denture. When a patient bites and chews with implant-supported replacement teeth, the pressure will stimulate the dental implants, as well as remaining teeth roots. The more-secure support will also eliminate the nuisance of slipping and shifting dental prostheses, providing a more comfortable solution.
Seek the Expertise of Your Allen Dental Implant Specialist
To learn more about the consequences of tooth loss and the benefits of dental implants, schedule an appointment with Dr. Cueva by calling our Allen implant specialist’s office at (972) 390-9944 today. Located in the 75013 area, we proudly welcome patients from Allen, Plano, Richardson, McKinney, Frisco, Fairview, Murphy, Wylie, Lewisville, Carrolton, and surrounding communities.