Approximately 69% of adults have lost at least one tooth. While this may seem like no big deal, one missing tooth can compromise overall dental health. You could face bite alignment problems, issues with shifting, and additional tooth loss. Some people experience TMJ pain from a misaligned bite. Furthermore, eating and speaking may be impaired, and you’ll probably be self-conscious about your smile.
Dental implants are replacement teeth that mimic the root-and-crown structure of natural teeth. One implant can hold one tooth, or a few implants can secure a bridge, partial, or denture.
Implants are inserted in the sockets left by missing teeth. The small posts function as anchors for artificial teeth. At Flawless Dental, our periodontist, Dr. Crohin, places dental implants. For optimal results, Dr. Crohin will assess your dental health to make sure you have sufficient bone structure before recommending implants. If Dr. Crohin feels concerned, she may recommend a bone graft before implant placement.
Traditional denture patients often experience looseness, wobbling, or discomfort with their oral appliance. With implants, dentures snap securely onto posts anchored in the jaw. There is no slippage, no wobbling, and no looseness. There are also no denture creams or relining visits. With implant-retained dentures, patients confidently eat the chewy, sticky, and hard foods that were taboo with traditional dentures. In short, dentures feel, function, and look like natural teeth.
Call for Your Implant Consultation Today!
At our Newton dental office, Dr. Michele Crohin will help you determine the best option for replacing missing teeth. Call Flawless Dental to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled dentists. We serve residents of Brookline, Chestnut Hill, Brighton, Waltham, Wellesley, and the surrounding areas.