Losing teeth can cause a lot of inconveniences. In addition to having your appearance disrupted by dentures or gaps in your mouth, it’s obviously more difficult to chew. You’re also probably aware of the discomfort of wearing dentures and the inconvenience of caring for them, but one problem you may not be aware of is your jawbone can deteriorate in places where you have lost teeth. That’s because the bone in your jaw needs to be subjected to the pressure of chewing in order to maintain itself. For these reasons, a longer-term solution to missing teeth makes a lot of sense. Fortunately, Smiles for Life Dental can provide a solution in the form of dental implants.
Dental implants are precisely engineered pieces of metal set into your jawbone to serve as anchors for crowns, dentures, or bridges. Since dental implants will connect crowns directly to your jawbone, they have distinct advantages over conventional bridges, removable dentures, or leaving empty spaces in your mouth. Dental implants counter this problem by evenly distributing the pressure of chewing across the jawbone while providing a more solid foundation for the bridges.
In addition to being healthier, dental implants are easier to care for than the alternatives. Unlike your natural teeth, you won’t get cavities in your implants, and caring for them is much easier than caring for dentures. After all, crowns and bridges are mounted on dental implants and can be brushed just like natural teeth. Also, dental implants have the attractive feature of a very impressive success rate.
Bloomington MN Dentist
Dr. Tim Brooks works closely with our specialists, including the oral surgeon and periodontist to assure you get the function and esthetics you deserve from your implants.
Call us today at 952-888-2300 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Brooks to see if dental implants are the right option for you.