Tooth loss can be a very difficult issue for dental patients to deal with. Our Glendale dentists are here to help every patient get the restorative treatment that he or she needs to smile confidently again.
Over the years we have found that many people, when searching for replacement teeth, gravitate toward dental implants. This is because dental implants allow patients to rebuild their teeth from the base up.
The dental implant is the only tooth replacement option that actually has a replacement dental root, along with the replacement crown. Both dentures and bridges are designed to sit on top of the patient’s gum tissue—these treatments are effective, but they don’t address the hole in the patient’s jaw tissue (the spot where the natural tooth root used to sit).
The dental implant, on the other hand, has a titanium root that fills the spot where the tooth root used to sit. This titanium root is the foundation on which the dental crown will sit.
Not only does the dental implant root keep the replacement tooth in place, it also helps to fortify your natural smile.
You see, when you lose a tooth, you end up with a hole in your jaw tissue. This blank space can destabilize your entire smile—your natural teeth may start to shift around, and you can start to suffer from diminished bone density.
When you have a titanium root inserted into your jawbone, this root actually bonds with the surrounding natural bone tissue. The titanium root holds the replacement tooth in place, and it bolsters your bone tissue to keep your smile strong.
If you are looking for a replacement tooth that looks and feels natural, a dental implant may be perfect for you. To learn more about all of your restorative options, including dental implants, please feel free to call our Glendale dental implant dentists!