After you lose a tooth, you need to act fast to ensure no other oral health problems develop. Dental implants are an excellent choice for many individuals. There are many reasons why Drs. Kyle and Lawrence Duffy are most likely to recommend an implant as the right tooth replacement option for a patient.
If you only lost one tooth, then you can get a single dental implant to replace it. Individuals who have lost several teeth can acquire implant-supported partial dentures that are removable but provide a firmer hold when the teeth are in the mouth. For patients who have lost most or all of their teeth, there are All-on-4 implants that are capable of replacing an entire arch of teeth.
One of the biggest problems that can develop if a person does not replace a missing tooth promptly is the deteriorate of the jawbone tissue. Since the tissue is no longer receiving stimulation, it begins to resorb back into the body. This causes the jaw to shrink and can eventually create a sunken appearance in the face. Dental implants provide that essential stimulation, so your jawbone retains its full strength.
The reason why dental implants are a far more stable restoration than other choices is due to the process of osseointegration. This is the process by which the implant fuses with the jawbone, keeping it firmly in position. This is possible due to the implant being made of titanium, which has the unique aspect of being able to bond with bone. That means you can eat whatever you want, even sticky or hard foods, and be confident your tooth will not move out of place.
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Dr. Duffy will provide a recommendation for what tooth replacement option is ideal for you. Contact us in Orlando, FL to schedule a consultation to learn even more about all the advantages that come with dental implants!