How Dental Implants Can Help Your Smile
posted: Jun. 23, 2021.
We can help you regain a healthy, full smile again with dental implants.
Tooth loss isn’t an issue that only impacts older individuals; it can affect anyone. If you are dealing with tooth loss due to injury, severe decay, an infection or gum disease, know that our Woodbridge, VA, dentist Dr. Marv Thomas can help you restore your smile with dental implants. Implants offer some pretty cool advantages as compared to other tooth replacement options. Here are just some ways that implants can benefit your smile,
Retain Your Natural Smile
Natural teeth that are used to support false teeth such as dental bridges can weaken over time due to the added pressure placed on them. This means that you may face issues such as weak or cracked teeth that will require additional restorative dentistry. The good news with dental implants is that they are a standalone restoration that functions and acts like a real tooth; it doesn’t need the support of other healthy neighboring teeth.
Keep Teeth in Your Mouth
We know that a lot of our patients don’t like the idea of having to remove their false teeth at night. We completely understand that! This is another reason dental implants are so popular. Once our Woodbridge, VA, implant dentist places the restoration, this artificial tooth won’t go anywhere. It won’t shift or move around, and it certainly never has to be removed. Your false teeth will stay exactly where it needs to be, just like a real tooth.
Prevent Bone Loss
This is probably one of the biggest and most important benefits of getting a dental implant. The implant itself will take the place of the missing tooth roots. In order to do that, the implant will need to be placed into the jawbone. Once this happens the implant will stimulate the jawbone in the same way the rest of your tooth roots do. This helps the jawbone preserve its natural structure and form, while also preventing bone loss from happening.
Even if you are currently wearing dentures, you could upgrade your smile with implants. It’s never too late to make the shift to implants. After all, implants aren’t just for people missing a couple of teeth. Even people with total tooth loss can benefit from implants. Several implants can be placed along the jawbone to support your false teeth. From there, your dentures are attached to the top of the implants to hold them firmly in place.
Our Woodbridge and Lake Ridge, VA, dentist Dr. Thomas can help get your smile back on track after tooth loss. If you are missing one or more teeth, we are here to help. Call The Dental Spa at (703) 580-8288 to schedule a consultation with our expert team.