Are gaps between your teeth preventing you from smiling? Over the years, the advancements in dental implants have excelled tremendously making it the preferred and reliable treatment to replace gabs left behind from missing teeth. Dental implants are beneficial not only for aesthetic reasons, but for health reasons as well.
Missing teeth can cause discomfort and pain. It gives your surrounding teeth the opportunity to shift out of place and misaligning your bite. Additionally, missing teeth can cause your healthy teeth to wear down and break.
While the wear and tear missing teeth can cause is noticeable, it’s important to know that your jaw slowly deteriorates the longer you keep the missing tooth. Your jawbone stays healthy by forming with your tooth root. However, when the tooth root is gone, your jawbone slowly starts to deteriorate. It’ll weaken your facial muscles allowing your face to appear sunken in.
With dental implants, the titanium post is surgically placed in your jawbone and mimics the structure of a tooth root. Because of the structure, the bone fuses with the titanium post allowing it to stay stable.
Considering dental implants in Visalia? Look no further than Dr. Michael Bodensteiner! Call us today to schedule a consultation and see if you qualify for implants!