If you have missing teeth and wait too long to replace them, your bone health could suffer. The gaps in your teeth can cause bone loss in your jaw. This has many consequences, including changing or distorting the shape of your face and mouth. Patients with severe bone loss may not be able to receive dental implants. Dental implants are a durable tooth replacement option often recommended over dentures. They are permanent, whereas dentures are removable and often move around in a patient’s mouth when they are eating or talking.
Dr. Dennis Wells at Nashville Center for Cosmetic Dentistry uses computer imaging technology to find out if you have any jawbone loss and what the best tooth replacement option would be to restore your perfect smile. Some patients may only need a grafting surgery, while others will need the full bone augmentation surgery in order to receive dental implants. Dr. Wells will let you know what will work best.
To learn more about dental implants and schedule a consultation with us, please call today. We look forward to providing you with comprehensive dentistry services. Thanks so much for stopping by our blog!