If you have recently lost most or all your teeth to gum disease, you have a few options for replacements through your periodontist. Typically, bridge work is out, because bridges require some existing teeth to use as scaffolding. That leaves both dentures and dental implants. For patients who are healthy enough to qualify, Dr. Tokarczyk typically recommends the dental implants, and there are a few very good reasons for that. The biggest one? They are permanent. Not permanent-with-maintenance. Not permanent-with-replacements. Permanent. So long as you don’t damage the implant, it will last for the rest of your life.
Other Key Advantages to Dental Implants
Dental implants have a few other notable features that make them more resilient and flexible than dentures for most patients.
All of this adds up to one simple fact. Implant patients recover the ability to eat as they normally would, so there’s no impact on your lifestyle from the dental implants themselves. They’re strong, natural-looking, and permanent, too, so they’ll preserve your smile.
Contact Us for a Consultation
If you’re considering dental implants, make an appointment for a consultation today. Dr. Tokarczyk of Springfield, MO is always ready to review your options and your case history and to answer questions. Don’t forget, though—tooth replacement is only one step in recovering from gum disease. You’ll also need regular cleanings and monitoring to ensure symptoms don’t recur. If you’ve already had dental implants, make an appointment today to take care of your regular cleaning, and discover just how easy it is to stay on top of your symptoms. Our office staff is ready to make appointments and answer questions during regular business hours.