Treatment for the replacement of missing teeth has undergone drastic improvements with advancements in dental technology. Replacing missing teeth is now more natural looking, more comfortable and longer lasting. Not replacing missing teeth can have negative consequences on your oral health. One of which is bone loss in the jaw. Marietta Lost Mountain Dental at Due West offers dental implants for the prevention of bone loss and bite problems.
The Problem With Bone Loss
When you have one or several missing teeth you also loose the root structure that was once embedded in your jaw bone. Without the root, the root canal is left empty and the structure of the jaw bone is compromised. Left untreated, these missing spaces can allow the bone structure to begin to deteriorate. Bone loss often leads to recession of the jaw line, making the face appear sunken in or prematurely aged. Missing teeth also increase your risk of developing gum disease, malocclusion, or additional tooth loss or damage to reaming teeth.
Dental Implants Help Prevent Bone Loss
Although Dr. Mulkey and Dr. Hildreth offer several options for replacing missing teeth, dental implants may offer more long-term benefits. Dental implants are tiny titanium posts that are surgically implanted into the jaw bone. Dental implants act as prosthetic root structures helping to secure the foundation of the jaw bone. Dental implants can be capped with a dental crown, bridge or denture depending on the number of missing teeth and your cosmetic goals.
Dental implant secured restorations allow for a stronger oral foundation. Implants can keep the jaw bone from deteriorating and will help keep the face structure from receding. Dental implants have a 99% success rate due to their durability and lifelike structure. Dental implant secured restorations look and feel like natural teeth. Dr. Mulkey and Dr. Hildreth use the latest in dental materials for natural-looking and highly durable results. With proper daily oral hygiene, your dental implant and restoration could last a lifetime.
Schedule An Appointment
Our first concern at Lost Mountain Dental is always the overall well being of our patients. Dr. Mulkey or Dr. Hildreth will perform a comprehensive dental exam and obtain your medical history report before recommending any cosmetic dental procedure. Every procedure will be explained to our patients in full and Dr. Mulkey or Dr. Hildreth will take their time to answer all of your questions. Contact Lost Mountain Dental today to start your journey towards the smile of your dreams.