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Dental Implants Just the Best Replacement

Dental Implants Just the Best Replacement

Dental Implants Just the Best Replacement

Dental implants are remarkable. So remarkable that they restore your jawbone exercising it just like natural teeth do.

The Problems with Missing Teeth

While there are many reasons missing teeth are problematic one of the biggest is bone loss. You see, the minute you lose a tooth the bone underneath starts to resorp into the body. Resorption is inevitable when it comes to missing teeth.

Although dentures and bridges fill the gap preventing adjoining and opposite teeth from drifting, they do nothing to preserve the bone.

Osseointegration is a phenomenal process that occurs when the post or screw is surgically placed in or on the jawbone.

Although the fusing part of the process, the healing part, takes weeks and sometimes months it is well worth it. It is well worth it because your new tooth is just as strong as your old one was.

Dental Implants in Richmond

While nearly everyone who has missing teeth benefits from dental implants some people just aren’t good candidates.

For example, those with chronic gum disease that refuse to do anything about it will not fare well with implants. In fact, the first thing Dr. Victoria Yeager and Dr. Daniel Yeager will do is nip your periodontal disease or gingivitis in the bud.

While dental implants have a 95 percent success rate there is that percentage that does not do well with this type of tooth replacement.

Some of those failures include tobacco users. Smoking causes dry mouth which impedes healing. Chewing tobacco leads to gum disease. As previously mentioned dental implants and gum disease don’t mix.

If you are considering this type of tooth replacement do your best to stop using tobacco. When you do you will have a better chance of dental implant success.

Dental Implants for All

Dr. Victoria Yeager and Dr. Daniel Yeager explain that one of the best things about dental implants is that they last for life. That’s right, for life. As long as you visit with Inspired Smiles on a regular basis you are good to go.

Of course it goes without saying that you must schedule twice yearly or more appointments for dental implant maintenance.

Maintenance is crucial when it comes to all things dental but especially implants. If you lost your teeth because of gum disease you want to make sure that doesn’t happen again. Gum disease still exists even with dental implants.

If you would like to learn more call or send a direct message and schedule an appointment today.