Dental implants are used to replace missing or damaged teeth. Your dental provider embeds a small, metal post in the jaw, and the bone is allowed to heal around it, securing it in place. As the bone remodels around the post, it becomes stronger, adding support to the surrounding teeth.
Dental implants prevent teeth on either side of a gap from shifting and causing a disruption in your bite pattern. Your dental provider can evaluate the condition of your teeth and gums and provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision. Dental implants are designed to be permanent, offering both stability and strength to the structure of your jaw.
When you lose a tooth or teeth, your jaw bone can eventually start to erode. As you lose bone, your remaining teeth can start to loosen. Having a dental implant put in place of a missing tooth causes the bone to draw more calcium instead of releasing it.
Your dental provider can identify the risk of potential bone loss if you have missing teeth. At Renton Dental Professionals, they're able to place implants in your jawbone that strengthen and stabilize the bone. They can use one or more implants to create the same look like your natural teeth, enhancing your smile and keeping your bite in proper alignment.
A Renton Dental Professionals dentist recommends dental implants if you've lost one or more teeth, but the rest are still secure and healthy. If you have several teeth that are damaged or broken, you dental provider may recommend dentures. In that case, several dental implants can stabilize your upper and lower dentures.
Whether you choose to have one or more implants put in place, the final result is a natural-looking set of teeth that is both stable and secure no matter what you are doing. Dental implants prevent dentures from slipping and, when used to replace a single tooth, give the appearance of a full set of natural teeth.
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