Have you lost a tooth due to accident or injury? Do you still have a space where a tooth was extracted? Is food getting caught in the area and you are starting to feel like the teeth next door are drifting into the void? In the past, a missing tooth was a bigger problem because the only solution was either a dental bridge or a partial removable denture. Both of those options leave much to be desired. The bridge will require the removal of healthy tooth structure and the removable denture is uncomfortable and leaves the remaining teeth at a high risk for developing decay. Don’t worry though! Implant dentistry has been around for a long time now and the success rate of dental implants is very high. Here are some great advantages of dental implants from Nashville Center For Aesthetic Dentistry:
Independent From Other Teeth: The success of a bridge is determined by the success of the teeth it is attached to. If one of those teeth gets decay or fractures, then the entire bridge must be replaced. That’s a lot of money down the drain. Dental implants are completely independent from the teeth that surround them.
Most Natural: When you get a dental implant, Dr. Dennis Wells will place a titanium screw in your jawbone. Your bone will integrate with the titanium and make a firm anchor. When the crown is placed on the implant, it is the closest thing to a natural tooth that you can receive when replacing missing teeth.
Easy To Clean: A bridge is more challenging to clean. You must thread floss underneath its span and clean the undersurface and the teeth. This can be annoying and is another benefit of a dental implant. You will floss your dental implant like all your other teeth.
There’s no better time than now to replace that missing tooth and restore your smile. Dental implants are the best option and have been helping patients for years now. Be sure to talk to our friendly team at Nashville Aesthetic Dentistry – Dennis J. Wells, DDS to learn more about this wonderful procedure.