If you have lost just one tooth you’re probably noticing more than just the look of your smile changing. Your self confidence, desire to smile, and ability to enjoy socializing with friends and family are all affected by tooth loss! And that’s just what you see and feel, not to mention the health concerns that come along with tooth loss!
At Northwest Dental Group we see a lot of patients suffering from tooth loss. Some have come to us immediately and some have a good deal of missing teeth but one thing’s for certain: we can help restore lost teeth and lost confidence with dental implants! You’ll be amazed at the treatment options available with dental implants – if you’ve lost even a single tooth they can help you!
What Are Dental Implants
Dental implants are small titanium screws – about the size of a natural tooth root – that are placed in your jaw where your natural teeth used to be. They mimic the function of natural teeth by closely bonding to your bone and creating a permanent, stable replacement for a lost tooth.
Dental implants placed at our Rochester dentist offices are restored with incredibly lifelike crowns and bridges. We can use dental implants to replace a single tooth, bridge a few missing ones, or even provide a permanent, lifelike replacement for full mouth dentures!
A Healthy Mouth Requires Good Nutrition
Let’s face it – your lost teeth make eating a challenge. Some of your favorite foods are probably off the table with even a single lost tooth. To make matters worse studies have linked tooth loss to poor nutrition! If your lost teeth are making eating difficult a poor diet is just going to cause more tooth loss!
Dental implants work and feel just like natural teeth. You’ll be able to eat your favorite foods again and get a good, healthy diet to protect your remaining teeth and overall health! Even a single implant can be a major benefit to your happiness, health, and sense of well-being!
Implants Prevent Further Tooth Loss
When you lose a tooth a dangerous process begins. The bone that held it in place starts to recede, your gums shrink along with the bone, and the neighboring teeth start to loosen and shift. The process doesn’t stop there either – it keeps up until those neighboring teeth shift so much they can fall out!
The chain reaction that begins with a single tooth can lead to the destruction of your whole smile but even a single dental implant can stop it! Implants bond strongly with the bone of your jaw and prevent the shifting and loss that normally comes with a missing tooth. You’ll get a beautiful replacement that looks, feels, and protects just like the real thing!
Get Rid Of Your Dentures
When is the last time you enjoyed wearing your dentures? If you’re like most people who’ve had them for a while you probably don’t even remember! Dentures slip, slide, fall out, and make eating a chore. Wouldn’t you love to be rid of them forever?
With our all-on-four and all-on-six implant solutions you can have a set of teeth that are fixed in place, permanent, and strong enough to allow you to enjoy life the way you did before losing your teeth! These systems involve placing four or six implants which secure a full arch bridge in place. These bridges are custom designed for your unique smile and will give you a look that’s second only to natural teeth!
We also offer a way to make your dentures more secure with dental implants! We can modify your existing dentures to snap on to a series of implants using a bar-and-clasp or ball-and-socket system! You’ll still be able to take your dentures out at the end of the day but they’ll stay in place until you’re ready to do so!
The Possibilities Are Endless!
These are just a few of the ways dental implants can improve your life. If you’ve ever wished for a permanent solution to your tooth loss the you can undoubtedly benefit from what dental implants can offer. All it take to start exploring the ideal solution is a call to Northwest Dental Group!
To find out all about your options for dental implants call us today! You can reach both our Rochester dentist offices by calling 507-315-2932. You can also schedule an appointment without having to call by filling out our online form. We look forward to seeing you soon!