A missing tooth creates a number of questions when it comes to your smile and your oral health! We are here to help patients just like you by making tooth replacement easy and convenient.
For most of our healthy patients, we recommend replacing missing teeth with dental implants. We offer this service at our Webster Groves, MO dental office because it provides patients with the most convenient and healthy way to address tooth loss. Dental implants look great, too!
Dental implants provide a number of big benefits. Here are three of the biggest:
Retaining Your Bone Structure
Tooth loss results in bone loss because your teeth and bone have a dependent relationship. Your roots are imbedded in your jawbone, which stimulates bone health. When you lose a tooth, that root-jawbone relationship disappears. Your bone begins a process called resorption, which can destabilize the adjacent teeth, resulting in additional tooth loss.
A dental implant mimics the root of your tooth and promotes regeneration of your jawbone by integrating fully with your body.
Tooth loss leaves a gap in your smile, resulting in an empty space that becomes occupied by the adjacent and opposing teeth. This shifting, tilting, and tipping of your remaining teeth results in a bite that may not come together properly. Even the teeth opposing your missing tooth may begin to erupt out of your gums, exposing the root structure. This can create problems such as gum disease, sensitivity, and a misaligned bite.
By placing a sturdy dental implant into your bone, we can close the gap in your smile and keep your teeth from moving.
Convenience with Care
Your dental implant will require the same care as your natural teeth. You can brush, floss, and treat your dental implant with the same routine as your natural teeth. While your dental implant will never decay or deteriorate, it is essential to maintain healthy gums. If an infection develops, it puts your dental implant at risk.
If you are interested in learning more about dental implants and you live in the Webster Groves, MO area, call and set up a dental implant consultation with Dr. Wenzel. He will answer all of your questions and help you make the right decision for your smile.