By Thompson Lee & Chalothorn
March 07, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Let’s find out if this restoration is all you need to get that full smile back.dental implants

Sure, we know you have options when it comes to how you are going to replace your missing tooth (or teeth); however, if you truly want the next best thing to a natural tooth then you should talk to our Lexington, KY, family dentists Dr. William Lee, Dr. Pada Chalothorn and Dr. William Cartee, Jr. about dental implants.

Why should you replace missing teeth?

Besides the fact that having gaps in your smile is unsightly, choosing to get dental implants can also offer you a variety of unique benefits that you wouldn’t find with other tooth replacement options.

First and foremost, it is important that you replace missing permanent teeth as soon as possible and don’t just ignore the problem. Untreated tooth loss can lead to teeth shifting into the open gaps (causing misalignments in your smile), bone loss and structural changes in the face (which can also lead to premature lines and wrinkles). Dental implants are truly the best way to prevent these problems.

Why is a dental implant a great way to replace missing teeth?

An implant is a small metal screw or post that our Lexington, KY, family dentist will place into the jawbone. “Why?” you might be wondering. Well, an implant is designed to take the place of your missing tooth roots. While you might not realize it, your tooth’s roots are important for providing your jawbone with the stimulation it needs to continue producing new bone cells. Without this stimulation, the jawbone will begin to deteriorate.

While dental bridges and even dentures can be a fast, easy way to replace missing teeth and to prevent other teeth from shifting into those open gaps, the one thing these tooth replacements won’t be able to do is provide the jawbone with the stimulation it needs. Only a dental implant can do this. This means the over time the jawbone will continue to lose density even while wearing your bridges or dentures, which means that you will have to come in to have the oral prosthetic readjusted to accommodate those changes. With dental implants, you’ll never have to worry about this.

If you are looking to replace one or more missing teeth and you want to find out if dental implants are the right way to do it, then turn to your family dentist at TLC Dentistry in Lexington, KY, to schedule your consultation.

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