There are plenty of reasons why someone might be missing one or a few teeth. Tooth loss can be due to tooth decay, gum (periodontal) disease, or injury.
In the past, the only options for tooth loss were bridges and crowns. Luckily, since the 1970s, dental implants have become more and more popular.
Benefits of dental implants
Dental implants have health and practical benefits:
- Protect the integrity of the jaw
- Keep surrounding teeth stable
- Provide more comfort
- Allow for easier chewing
Implants also often give patients a sense of self-esteem by restoring their smiles.
Are dental implants right for me?
Whether dental implants are right for you is a conversation to have with your dentist. If you have missing teeth and are uncertain of the right treatment, contact our office today. Booking an appointment to discuss with your dentist is the first step to restoring your smile.