Tooth loss. It’s a big problem. It affects your looks, your bite, your speech, and your oral health. But what tooth replacement option should you choose? Do you go with dentures? Perhaps a bridge? Consider instead restoring your smile through superior dental implants with a dentist in Las Cruces.
How do dental implants work?
Dental implants are basically titanium screws or posts that are surgically placed below the gumline in the jaw to support prosthetic teeth or dental crowns. Over a period of three to six months, the screws fuse with the jawbone, and the gum tissue regrows and attaches to the posts. Afterward, the restoration is completed with restorations.
How do dental implants compare to other tooth replacement options?
Dental implants have many advantages over other tooth replacement choices. Dentures are removable and can come loose, but implants do not. They provide a strong foundation for the new prosthetic tooth. Also, other ways to replace teeth, like bridges, require reducing and anchoring to remaining healthy teeth, which can put extra pressure on them and cause more tooth loss in the future.
One of the best parts of dental implants is durability and longevity. With proper oral care and maintenance, they can last for many years or even a lifetime!
For more extensive tooth loss, implant-retained partial or full dentures offer the best security for tooth replacement. Instead of being placed with suction, clasps attached to surrounding teeth, or messy adhesive, this option uses strategically positioned posts to support and stabilize multiple replacement teeth.
From the posts at the bottom to the prosthetics on top, dental implants restore the entire tooth and improve general oral health.
Will dental implants affect my bite, speech or eating?
Unlike ill-fitting dentures, dental implants look and feel like real teeth. So you should be able to enjoy your favorite foods, speak clearly, and feel pain-free and comfortable with your smile—because of dental implants.
Are dental implants the right choice for me?
You may want to get dental implants if you are in good health and have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. You also need to be committed to maintaining proper oral hygiene and attending regular dental visits. Discuss your tooth replacement options with your dentist to decide which is right for you.
About Painted Skies Dental Center
Since opening Painted Skies Dental Center in 2007, two talented dentists have served patients in Las Cruces—Dr. Ramon Ortiz and Dr. Natalie Ortiz. For dental implants, they work closely with a trusted specialist to plan and place the appropriate number of implant posts, and once patients have fully healed following dental implant placement, they customize restoration attached to the implants. They can be contacted by calling (575) 233-6648 or clicking here.