September 2009 Archives

How Dental Implants can Replace a Single Missing Tooth

When you lose even a single tooth, your oral health will begin to suffer. Your other teeth will begin drifting toward the empty space, misaligning your bite. Because your jawbone will not have the same healthy stimulation in the area where your empty space now stands, your bone could begin to deteriorate and produce a "sunken in" appearance where the gap is located.

A very successful dental solution that preserves facial bone that may be lost by missing teeth is a dental implant. Unlike dentures that rest on your gum line or fixed dental bridges that are anchored to your teeth on either side of the space, dental implants provide permanent solution. This is because a dental implant works as a substitute for the missing tooth root and therefore, helps prevent bone loss. It also enhances your overall oral health by replicating your natural tooth and tooth root structure.

A dental implant is a small, steady titanium peg that is fastened into your upper or lower jaw bone. Your surrounding tissue and bone will naturally grow around it, holding the implant in place. These types of dental restorations are incredibly durable, and, if properly maintained, they can last a lifetime. You should care for your dental implant the same way you do your natural teeth by regularly flossing, brushing and scheduling routine dental exams.

If you have lost a single tooth and are looking for a permanent, effective treatment, implant dentistry may be right for you. If you live in the Las Vegas, Nevada area, Exceptional Dentistry offers a solution. Nevada cosmetic dentist Dr. Laurie Bloch can help you replace a single missing tooth. Please contact our Nevada cosmetic dentistry practice today to schedule an appointment.

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