Missing teeth not only changes the way your smile looks, but it can also affect the health of your mouth. Patients often focus on the cosmetic aspect when deciding which replacement option is best, but it’s just as important to consider long-term health benefits. Dental implants are the closest replacement to your natural teeth, because the implant mimics the missing tooth’s root and stops the negative effects to your health.
Healthy teeth can shift to compensate for the gap left by missing teeth, which alters your bite and causes extra stress on the remaining teeth. The risk of losing more teeth is increased, and over time your jaw bone can begin to deteriorate where the tooth used to be.
When you’re missing teeth, dental implants are a permanent solution that help to stop unnecessary wear and damage to your healthy teeth and jaws. Carnazza Dental Medicine offers comprehensive implant dentistry, as Dr. Carnazza can both place and restore your implants. That means you get the care you deserve from the team you trust, from beginning to end.
First, a titanium rod is surgically placed into your jaw, a procedure which is generally simpler than a root canal. During healing, which can take a few months, the implant fuses to the jaw bone, eliminating the worry of bone deterioration. We’ll monitor the healing process, and once complete, Dr. Carnazza will create a customized dental crown to place on the implant, fully restoring both aesthetic and functionality to your smile. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime, and are very durable. You’re able to use your teeth to bite, chew, and speak with confidence, knowing that a complete smile is a healthy smile.
Along with traditional dental implants, we offer the following implant dentistry options:
- Mini-implants: Perfect for replacing front teeth or premolars, these implants are narrower and smaller. As such, they are typically less invasive and more cost-friendly for patients. Many times, they can be placed in a single appointment. Call us for a consultation today and see if you are a candidate for mini-implants.
- Implant-retained dentures: Eliminate embarrassing slips of your dentures and feel more secure with implant-retained dentures. There’s no need for messy denture adhesive when you opt for these dentures, which use four implants to secure them in place. Your current set of dentures may be able to be modified in some cases. Don’t worry about shifts and friction, as implant-retained dentures are comfortable and durable.