If you are missing a tooth, you are probably quite familiar with all the hassles that go along with it.
Not only is it more challenging to eat your favorite foods, you may be feeling the effects of the social stigma that tends to accompany missing teeth. It’s unfair, but people with missing teeth often face social and even professional consequences as a result of their missing teeth.
The Health Consequences of Missing Teeth
Missing teeth can also bring about serious health consequences. The roots of your teeth and the bone in your jaw work together to keep your teeth and your jawbone healthy. The jawbone helps support the teeth, and the roots stimulate the jawbone so that it will stay strong.
When you lose a tooth, this relationship ends. Without a root to support, your body stops sending nutrients to the jawbone and it is no longer able to stay strong. This leads to the jaw bone becoming weaker and shrinking. Eventually, other teeth are likely to become loose and then lost, creating a chain reaction that can leave your mouth looking aged and sunken. This has a serious impact on your overall health and well-being.
Dental Implants Help Maintain Your Bone
Dental implants offer a unique approach to tooth replacement. Instead of just focusing on replacing the crown (the visible portion of your tooth), a dental implant actually replaces the root as well, stopping the destructive pattern that begins when you lose a tooth.
Dental Implants at Tranquility Dental Wellness Center
One of the advantages of choosing dental implants at our Ruston, Lacey, or Tumwater dental offices is that, unlike other dental practices, we are able to perform the entire procedure from start to finish. This means:
- You’ll be able to enjoy our one-of-a-kind comforts and services at every visit.
- You won’t have to go see an unfamiliar oral surgeon or cold and clinical office for the placement.
- All your records and information will be kept in one place for easy retrieval and continuity of care.
- You won’t have to worry about miscommunication or different expectations between practices.
We’re dedicated to making every dental experience special and comfortable – even those that involve a surgical procedure! If you have any anxieties about your procedure, please let us know. We take every possible precaution to make sure that you are completely comfortable every step of the way.
Options Designed to Fit Your Individual Needs
Single teeth are typically replaced with a crown that is carefully crafted to blend in flawlessly among your other teeth and look and feel natural. If you are missing multiple teeth, however, we can look at options like implant-retained bridges or dentures that combine the bone retention benefits of implants without the costs associated with replacing each tooth with an individual implant.
We invite you to call and schedule a consultation at our Tumwater, Lacey, or Tacoma dental office. We’ll discuss your needs and your goals and work together with you as your partner to create a treatment plan that is right for you.