Replacing Missing Teeth: What is the Best Option?

Dental implant head and bridgeIf you are weighing your options for replacing missing teeth, your best bet is to go with the best possible option in terms of comfort, functionality and support of oral health right from the start to minimize the need for further treatment and expense later. Aside from those practical concerns about future hassles, there is the appearance aspect to consider, which is very important.

Dental Implants And Its Benefits
Whether you are replacing a single tooth, several teeth or all of them, dental implant restoration is clearly the best option available today for replacing missing teeth. That is because dental implants are the only option that replaces both the tooth root and the visible portion of the tooth, resulting in a restoration that closely resembles the structure of natural teeth.

Dental implants offer vital support to natural oral structure, protecting against bone loss that occurs in the jawbone that has lost the stimulation provided by natural tooth roots. That stimulation is the signal that prompts the body to produce new bone cells to maintain jawbone size, strength and density.

A dental implant-based restoration results in more efficient oral function than other options, better preserving bite force, chewing efficiency and speech. Restoring missing teeth with dental implants result in replacement teeth that look and feel like natural ones, offering a more attractive and confident smile than other options.

CANDIDATES FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS
We will begin the tooth replacement process with a dental implant consultation and examine your jaw and gums to determine if you are a good candidate.

In general, you are a good candidate for dental implants if:

• You have enough healthy jawbone to support the implant
• You do not have a disease or condition which interferes with proper healing after implant surgery, such as uncontrolled diabetes
• Individuals undergoing radiation or chemotherapy for cancer treatment are not good candidates for dental implants

To find out if dental implants are the right tooth replacement option for you, contact Dr. Mariana Conant today at 203-487-5577.

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