Technology in the dental industry has advanced immensely in recent years, one of the most noteworthy is the development of dental implants. Prior to their creation, tooth replacement options were limited between either bridges or dentures. With the look and feel of natural teeth, dental implants offer patients with tooth loss a much more alluring and comfortable option to replace one or more missing teeth. Our practice takes pride in being a green dental office using the latest advances in digital dentistry. One of those technological advances is our CEREC® which allows us to provide patients with Same Day Smiles! This means we’re able to produce an implant in-house without the wait from a lab.
Many are under the pretense that replacing missing teeth is strictly an aesthetic practice. People who are missing a molar that isn’t easily seen, assume there’s no reason to replace it. This is another common misconception, as your back teeth bear most of the occlusal forces when you bite down. Missing one or more of your back teeth causes the remaining teeth to shift around and alter the bite, but also distributes your bite load to other teeth to bear. This causes your teeth to be more susceptible to fracture and can create a downward spiral of additional tooth loss. Other negative repercussions that can occur by not replacing missing teeth:
Dental implants are the most reliable and stable option than other tooth replacement alternatives. They can also be cared for just like your other teeth, with regular brushing and flossing. Along with these benefits, dental implants can also:
Whether you’re missing one tooth or several, our office provides a complimentary Same Day Smiles consultation. We welcome you to schedule a smile restoration appointment, where Dr. Schaffer will assess your current oral health and determine if dental implants are the optimal treatment method to improve the functionality and appearance of your smile.