Missing teeth are a noticeable detriment to a person’s smile. Not only are missing teeth noticeable, but they may negatively alter the structure of a person’s smile, and even their whole face.
What’s wrong with having missing teeth?
The fascinating thing about teeth is that they don’t exist as an island. If one tooth goes missing, the rest on will work to make up for the loss. This can include your teeth shifting out of alignment, and even a change in the bone structure of your face. For this reason, missing teeth serve as a major obstacle to a healthy, functional, and beautiful smile. The solution for this problem are dental implants. Dental implants act as a replacement for your missing tooth.
This is why missing teeth are such an important problem to address as soon as possible. The longer a missing tooth goes unaddressed, the more teeth, gums, and bones shift. The dental implants fix not only the visible tooth, but also act as a substitute for the root.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
To be eligible for dental implants, you must have healthy gums, and sufficient surrounding bone to hold the implant.
Getting your dental implant
Unlike many of the cosmetic treatments, dental implants for the most part are a permanent solution. Other options such as partial dentures, full dentures, and dental bridges exist, and with a consultation with our dentist, we can determine which option is best for you. Implants can last a lifetime assuming they are cared for properly like any natural tooth, including being brushed and flossed regularly. Regular checkups to our office will also be required to ensure the implants are not loose.
To learn more about Dental Implants and how they may be the best solution for your smile and dental health, please contact our South San Jose Dental office via email or phone at 408.227.1404 to schedule your Dental Implant Consultation. Your new teeth await!