Deer Park Dental Implants:
You may have one or more excuses on why you are putting off replacing your missing teeth. Some people say “It’s is just a back tooth” or “nobody can see that tooth.” Perhaps the missing tooth does causing any discomfort when you chew. From some people the hesitation is the financial investment. However, delaying tooth replacement can lead to a number of dental problems that include: shifting teeth, the appearance of your smile, increased risk for periodontal disease, jaw bone deterioration and overall dental health. If such problems should occur, your smile restoration financial investment will be far greater than the initial cost of tooth replacement.
Think that just one missing tooth is no problem? Think again. A lone missing tooth can cause adjacent teeth to shift and move out of position. This will create a crooked smile and even affect the way you chew and speak. Misaligned teeth can also restrict your ability to clean your teeth properly – thus leading to problems such as gum disease and tooth decay.
Dental Implants Prevent Bone Loss
The jawbone’s purpose is to maintain teeth. When a tooth is lost the jawbone will start to rapidly disappear. The jaw bone begins to fade because there is no stimulation by a tooth root. Jaw bone loss can cause premature facial aging and a sunken appearance in your lower face if not treated. This leads to a pre-mature elderly appearance. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that prevents bone loss. Dental implants are a more structurally advanced solution than bridges and dentures because they replace the entire tooth, root and all.
If you wait too long to get dental implants after missing teeth the may not be enough bone to place a dental implant. Then you will have to undergo bone grafting to augment the amount of available bone. Bone grafting is done quite often, but it does add to the expense and recovery of your dental implants.
For more information about dental implants, call our office today at 713-941-1812. We are located at 3421 Burke Rd Ste A, Pasadena, Texas 77504. We welcome the opportunity to restore your smile using the very latest in implant dentistry! See why Dr. Nugent is constantly being voted as a Top Pasadena, Texas Dentist. Patients from Deer Park make the short drive to see us for our dental implant excellence.