Have you been living without a full set of teeth? You’re not alone by any means. By one estimate, some 120 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth. Some 36 million have no teeth. You can now have new teeth that look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. Today’s tooth replacement options include dental implants from Dr. James LoCascio at Highland Advanced Dental Care in Highland Township, MI.
Dental Implants Are A Revolution In Teeth Replacement
Dental implants are the strongest and longest-lasting option for replacing missing teeth. An implants is a small screw, usually made from titanium, that is inserted into the bone where teeth are missing. The bone fuses to the implant and holds it just as securely as tooth roots. The implant itself is extremely strong and with care should last for the rest of your life. That makes dental implants a very attractive investment option for your smile and your comfort.
A single dental implant can secure a solid crown, or replacement tooth. Multiple implants can secure a dental bridge or a full arch of dentures. The restoration attaches to an abutment which is secured to the implant.
When it comes to dentures, implant dentures are your most secure and strongest choice. Whether the denture is implant-retained (attached with a ball-and-socket arrangement) or implant-supported using a curved bar attached to the implants, the denture is held securely and will not slip or slide in mouth. Best of all, implant dentures return nearly all of your original chewing power! That means that you can enjoy that juicy steak without having to chew, and chew, and chew.
Are Dental Implants Right For You?
The most important factor in whether a person can receive dental implants is the strength and thickness of the underlying bone. Chewing places tremendous pressure on the jaw; where teeth have been missing for some time, the bone may have deteriorated. This happens because the bone no longer gets the stimulation of chewing, transmitted through the tooth and the root. Without that stimulation, the bone begins to weaken.
When you schedule a consultation with Dr. James LoCascio at Highland Advanced Dental Care in Highland Township, MI, he’ll perform a thorough examination that will include advanced imaging to determine the health of your bone. Most people are candidates for full-size implants, but for those whose bone won’t support regular implants, mini-implants may be a possibility. These are smaller implants that require less bone to support them. Dr. LoCascio will be able to advise you on the best dental implant option for you.
You Don’t Have To Live With Missing Teeth
Regain your ability to eat all the foods you love and to smile with confidence again! Dental implants from Dr. James LoCascio at Highland Advanced Dental Care in Highland Township, MI can make that happen for you. Schedule a consultation by calling our office today at 248-329-3552. We look forward to showing you just how well dental implants can change your life for the better.