One of the relatively new restorative dental treatments to replace missing teeth is the dental implant. The space created by missing teeth can cause a host of problems. Slowly but surely, the teeth beside the space as well as the opposing tooth on the top or bottom, begin to shift out of position. There are a few ways to deal with the problem. Bridge work is one way. Getting a partial denture is another way. A dental implant provides a third and more permanent option.
For those who are good candidates for dental implants, this is a marvelous alternative. Implants look just like your natural teeth. They prevent other teeth from shifting out of place and they help lessen bone and soft tissue loss from the area of the missing tooth. With an implant, no one will be able to tell that it is not your real tooth.
Complete Implant Dentistry
At Hudson Oaks Family Dentistry, we are able to meet all your dental implant needs. Whether it is just one tooth that needs replacement or a set of dentures that needs to be stabilized, we do it all. Dentures that are stabilized with implants do not shift as regular dentures do. There is a locking mechanism which keeps the dentures in place, allowing you to eat your favorite foods without worry of unseating your dentures in the middle of the meal. Stabilized dentures are a big draw for people who are always in the public eye, particularly those who often speak in public. This type of denture gives you more confidence since you know there is no chance of your dentures moving while you are speaking.
With proper care, dental implants have a very high success rate. Candidates for this procedure have excellent oral hygiene. They also have enough bone and gum tissue to support the implant. Contact us today for a consultation and assessment to see if you are a candidate for dental implants.