Missing Teeth? Get Your Smile Back With Dental Implants
Your teeth really have three jobs. One, they need to tear, crush, and shred your food so you can swallow it. Two, they should look great so people see a dazzling, beautiful smile. And three, they need to help you talk. (Try saying, “the” without using your front teeth.) That’s a lot of work for one set of teeth, so they need every single tooth to do those jobs right. In cases like this Dr. James LoCascio offer dental implants Highland Township, MI area dental office of Highland Advanced Dental Care.
Which is why it’s a problem even if you’re missing just one tooth. If the wrong tooth is lost, you could very easily have more trouble chewing, looking good, and even talking. With missing teeth, you may not be able to eat the foods you love and need for a healthy body; your smile will look strange and people will zoom in on the dark space in your smile; and you could have trouble pronouncing certain words, which will make you feel embarrassed. And if you’re missing a lot of teeth, those problems just get worse.
That’s why Dr. James LoCascio offer dental implants Highland Township, MI area dental office, to replace just one or even all of your teeth, so you can get back to eating, looking, and talking normally.
Dental Implants Explained
Dental implants are a long-lasting, reliable way to replace missing teeth so you can have your smile back. Each comes with three parts:
- A replacement tooth, which is specifically made to fit that part of your smile. The tooth will look, feel, and act like any normal, healthy tooth.
- An artificial tooth root. This titanium root is surgically implanted into your jawbone. Once healed, it will provide the same strength as any of your other teeth. (This is what makes dental implants so durable.)
- An abutment or post, which connects the replacement tooth to the titanium root. This way, if something goes wrong and you need a new replacement tooth, you don’t have to take out the implanted root.
Regardless of what kind of tooth has gone missing, these tooth implants can be used to replace it. This will give you your smile back so you can eat, look, and talk normally again.
All-On-4 Dental Implant
If you need a full arch of teeth replaced (such as all the teeth on the top, bottom, or both), dentures are a definite possibility. After all, that’s what dentures were made to do. However, dentures have a small chance of sliding around or falling out over time. If you are looking for a more permanent solution, we can provide All-on-4 dental implants.
This method uses four dental implants to secure a full arch of replacement teeth to your gums. The implants are still made from titanium, so they will fuse with your jawbone to provide that excellent foundation as with traditional, single implants. But there’s an additional benefit. With dentures, the pressure you feel when you bite down gets transferred to the gums. This can irritate the gum tissue. But since the implants connect your replacement teeth with your jawbone, the pressure gets transferred to the bone as your mouth is designed to do. This strengthens your jawbone and prevents it from deteriorating. All-on-4 implants are normally done in one visit, which is why they are often referred to as “Teeth in one day.”
Most (But Not All) Can Get Dental Implants
Because Highland, MI dentist Dr. James LoCascio needs to surgically implant the titanium roots in your jawbone, not everyone is a good candidate for dental implants. You need to have healthy bone tissue where the implant will go. Otherwise, you risk having the implant not fuse correctly. You also need to have good oral health overall, such as not having periodontal disease. But even if you have a few problems, we can normally work on them first so you can receive the dental implants. Our Highland Township, MI dentist Dr. James LoCascio is a member of American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Whether you’re missing a single tooth or many, you need a replacement. Food can collect in that empty space, increasing your chances at getting a cavity or periodontal disease. Worse, it makes it harder to eat, look, and talk as you should. But with our dental implants and All-on-4 implants, you can quickly get back to having the right number of teeth. Call our dental office at 248-329-3552 to schedule your dental implants Highland Township, MI area appointment, or use our convenient online form.