How Dental Implants Provide Bite Support

Through treatment to replace a lost tooth, you can regain more than just your complete smile. A restoration that is held in position by a dental implant can do a remarkably good job absorbing bite pressure, which can lead to improvements in your dental function. This can be more important than you realize. A natural bite that evenly distributes pressure helps you avoid overusing remaining teeth. It will also help you lower stress on your joints and muscles, which can reduce stress and discomfort. Your Ankeny, IA dentist’s office can meet with you to arrange your prosthetic treatment. We also provide dental bridges, permanent restorations that remain in place without the need for you to undergo oral surgery.

A Dental Implant Permanently Holds A Restoration

A dental implant is a small post made with biocompatible titanium material. When it is put in place, your surrounding bone tissues will actually fuse to the implant to provide more support. After you heal, you will visit our practice to have a custom restoration put in place. The crown, when in position, will be stable enough to trust when you bite and chew food. Counting on its support does more than just help you maintain a comfortable bite. This arrangement also ensures that you can sustain the health of your jaw by stimulating the bone and ensuring your body still delivers nutrients to it.

Planning Treatment To Replace Your Missing Tooth

The longer you wait to address tooth loss, the more likely you are to encounter complications. Keep in mind that your loss of just one tooth can interfere with your oral health, and that the loss of teeth roots can lead to jawbone deterioration that complicates implant placement. The sooner you can see your dentist, the sooner you can find out if you are ready to undergo that placement, or if there are other services that you require.

We Also Provide Dental Bridges To Patients With Missing Teeth

Is there a way to permanently replace a lost tooth without undergoing a surgical procedure to receive an implant? We also have the option of closing an empty space in your smile with a dental bridge. A custom bridge relies on a pair of crowns to remain in place. The crowns are set on the teeth at either side of your gap. This arrangement is secure enough to provide long-term stability as well as bite support.

Talk To Your Ankeny, IA Dentist About Implant Dentistry

Through dental work with implants, we can help patients take on the different problems that tooth loss will cause over time. If you would like to learn more about this or other services that help you regain a full, confident smile, please contact Dental Impressions at (515) 965-0230 to schedule a visit.