Should I consider dental implants from Dean Cosmetic Dentistry

Should I consider dental implants from Dean Cosmetic Dentistry? Losing one or more of your teeth creates a gap in your smile, affects your ability to chew properly, and can alter your diet and nutrition. While these are all serious issues, did you know that tooth loss also leads to bone loss?

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normal profile after tooth loss after bone loss

Anyone missing one or more teeth understands how tooth loss can make you feel uncomfortable about smiling or eating in public. You may avoid social situations and as a result begin to feel isolated. This could impact your daily life and your self-confidence. smile big Current dental implant treatments can change your life. From a single missing tooth to an entire set of teeth, dental implants restore your appearance, speech, nutrition, oral health, comfort, and self-esteem. So smile big, eat what you want, and be a confident you! why replace missing teeth? Losing one or more of your teeth creates a gap in your smile, affects your ability to chew properly, and can alter your diet and nutrition. In addition to these serious issues, tooth loss also causes bone loss. tooth loss causes bone loss When a tooth is lost, the jawbone beneath it shrinks from lack of stimulation. Not only does losing teeth affect your smile, it also changes the shape of your face causing you to look prematurely aged.

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When a tooth is lost, the jawbone beneath it begins to shrink (or atrophy) and becomes brittle from lack of exercise. Not only does losing a tooth affect your smile, it also changes the shape of your face causing you to look prematurely aged.

benefits of dental implants

  • replaces missing teeth
  • maintains bone*
  • maintains your youthful appearance
  • restores your natural smile

Dental implants are the new standard of care for tooth replacement. They are secured into the bone to provide long term support for crowns and dentures.

Crowns, bridges and dentures address the short-term cosmetic problem of missing teeth but do nothing to stop bone loss. Crown & bridge dentistry requires grinding down healthy teeth leaving them at much greater risk for cavities and tooth failure. Bridges do not stop bone loss. Dentures become uncomfortable and unstable over time as the jawbone shrinks causing eating and speech problems. With dental implants, healthy teeth are not compromised. Dental implants, like natural teeth, stimulate the jaw and stop bone loss. Leading dental organizations recognize dental implants as the standard of care for tooth replacement.

individual tooth options

Individual missing teeth can be replaced by dental implants without altering your healthy adjacent teeth. Once dental implants are placed, posts (or abutments) are attached, providing support for your final crowns.

dental implant with a crown

dental implants with a crown

  • attractive smile
  • full chewing ability
  • preserve healthy teeth and jawbone
  • maintains bone*

traditional crown & bridge dental implant

traditional crown & bridge

  • attractive smile
  • grinds down healthy teeth
  • may lead to bone loss under bridge
  • greater risk for cavities and tooth failure

untreated missing tooth dental implant

untreated missing teeth

  • unattractive smile
  • loss of chewing ability
  • may lead to bone loss

It can be confusing and there are many options – please give us a call at Dean Cosmetic Dentistry and see if you are a candidate for implants.  It’s an incredible, long term option.  A brighter smile could be waiting for you.   www.deancosmeticdentistry.com 865-539-1119
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