For patients who are missing one or more of their natural teeth, modern dentistry offers a number of excellent replacement solutions, including fixed dental bridges and removable cosmetic dentures. However, there is no treatment for missing teeth that equals dental implants in terms of stability, strength, aesthetics, or overall realism.
By replicating a missing tooth from root to crown, a dental implant restores health, function, and beauty to the mouth. At the cosmetic dentistry practice of Clint Newman, D.D.S., patients have access to world-class implant dentistry. If you are missing one, some, or all of your natural teeth, implant-supported restorations will allow you to regain the control and freedom of having a mouth full of strong, healthy teeth.
During your initial consultation at Dr. Newman’s cosmetic dentistry practice in Nashville, dental implant benefits will be explained to you in detail, along with risks and what the surgery entails. Simply contact Dr. Newman today, and we’ll assist you in scheduling an appointment at our practice.
Oral Health Benefits
When you lose one of your natural teeth, the consequences go beyond the merely cosmetic. Your body interprets the loss of the tooth as a signal that the gum and bone tissue that once supported the tooth are no longer necessary; as a result, these once vital structures begin to degrade. This degradation results in the loss of support for the structures of the face, leading to the hollowed-out appearance commonly associated with missing teeth. In addition, the natural teeth will start shifting out of their optimal positions toward the gap left by the missing tooth, and the gums and teeth become more susceptible to infection and other forms of damage.
Dental implants help to reverse these adverse oral health effects. The implant posts are composed of pure titanium, which the body does not recognize as a foreign substance; as a result, dental implants fuse with the jawbone, essentially becoming part of the natural anatomy. This signals to the body that the bone and gums are once again essential to the support of a tooth. Likewise, when an implant-supported restoration is placed in the gap created by the missing tooth, the surrounding natural teeth will no longer be able to shift out of place. Your oral health will have the opportunity to return to an optimal state.
Simply stated, implant-supported crowns, bridges, and dentures look more like natural teeth than any other type of restoration. This is because the restorations are attached below the gum line, unlike removable restorations that rest on the gums. Once in place, your custom-crafted implant-supported restorations will be virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. You will be able to smile with full confidence once again.
Learn More about Dental Implants
If you are missing one or more of your natural teeth, and you want to recover the ability to eat, speak, and smile with ease and self-assurance, dental implants may be the ideal solution for you. We encourage you to call, email, or visit Dr. Newman’s cosmetic dentistry practice today for further information.