Learn What Dental Implants Do For People With Missing Teeth

How much good can restorative dental work do when you have already lost your problem tooth? In addition to restoring teeth that are in poor condition, our Ankeny, IA dental office is ready to restore your dental health by giving you back your full smile! One way we can address tooth loss is by beginning plans to provide a dental implant-held restoration. Dental implants provide lasting stability for replacement teeth. With your implant-held prosthetic, you can feel comfortable biting and chewing food, and you can feel more confident in your smile. This approach to treatment can even benefit your oral health by helping you maintain neighboring teeth.

Tooth Loss Can Create Several Unwelcome Problems

There is more to worry about after losing a tooth than just the way you look when you smile. There are many concerns that you should be aware of, including the loss of more teeth! The teeth at either side of a gap have less support, which makes them more likely to shift, and more likely to loosen until they become lost themselves. Tooth loss also interferes with your bite function, which can interfere with your diet and may force changes in your jaw movement that lead to increased stress on the joints and muscles. That can lead to chronic pain, teeth grinding issues, and other concerns.

Discussing Prosthetic Treatment With Dental Implants

Dental implants can mimic the actions of teeth roots in several meaningful ways. One thing they do is secure replacement teeth by keeping them anchored to your jawbone. The implants themselves are actually set directly into your jawbone where a tooth’s roots were once housed. They keep restorations in place and also help stabilize neighboring teeth by giving their roots support. Implants also create stimulation in the surrounding jawbone tissue, something that your natural teeth roots do to encourage your body to move nutrients to this area.

We Also Offer Permanent Dental Bridges For Patients With Missing Teeth

With dental bridges, we are able to permanently replace lost teeth without asking you to undergo oral surgery. Bridges remain in place thanks to a pair of dental crowns, which your dentist will place over the teeth at either side of a gap. This appliance can restore your appearance and provide bite support, which can make you feel more comfortable after a person previously lost teeth.

Talk To Your Ankeny, IA Dentist About Dental Implants

Through the right prosthetic dental treatment, a person who has lost a tooth – or multiple teeth – can feel more confident in their smile, oral health, and bite function! If you have questions about dental implants, or if you want to discuss any other restorative services, please contact Dental Impressions at (515) 965-0230 to schedule a visit.