It is vital that missing teeth are replaced as immediately as possible. Even one lost tooth is enough to cause a variety of oral health problems. Fortunately, the office of Dr. Henninger and Dr. Huenergardt has a viable solution in the form of dental implants.
1. Retain Healthy Jawbone
Your jawbone requires constant stimulation from teeth that are embedded within the bone tissue. When one tooth goes missing, that portion of the bone starts to deteriorate. This can negatively impact facial structure by creating a more sunken appearance. To retain a healthy amount of tissue in the jawbone, you need to replace that stimulation, which is exactly what an implant does. A titanium post goes into the bone, so deterioration is halted.
2. Preserve Normal Teeth Position
When you enter adulthood, it seems as though your teeth are done changing. However, that is not the case. Fully grown teeth simply have other teeth on either side to prevent them from moving around. In the event one tooth is lost, there is now space that needs to be compensated for. Your other teeth can shift, resulting in a malocclusion. If you wait too long for treatment, you could need additional procedures to get your teeth in better positions. This is why dental implants should be sought promptly.
3. Reduce Risk of Gum Disease
Without a tooth, more of the gum tissue is going to be exposed. This means there is more surface area for bacteria to cling onto and grow. Although this does not necessarily mean you are going to develop gingivitis, it does substantially increase your chances. Since gum disease can be costly to treat and lead to numerous dental health problems such as tooth loss, it needs to be avoided at all costs.
Getting a dental implant can lead to a number of health benefits. Implants also look completely natural, so you will be able to smile with confidence. Contact the office of Dr. Henninger and Dr. Huenergardt, and you can get a dental implant treatment for one tooth or several. We are committed to ensuring your smile is healthy and looks great.