Dental Implants Layton, UT
Tooth Loss and Dental Implants: Eliminate Gaps in Your Smile
The loss of teeth can have a significant impact on a person’s self-esteem. Missing teeth can make an individual look older, as well as bite problems and difficulties in eating. Tooth loss can occur for a number of reasons, but no matter what the reason for your tooth loss is, Dr. Christensen is available to provide dental implants in Layton to help restore the appearance and functionality of your smile.
Tooth loss can occur for a variety of reasons including:
- Tooth decay
- Root canal failure
- Gum disease
- Trauma to the mouth
- Excessive wear and tear
It is vital that you take the necessary practices of oral health care to prevent tooth loss. You need strong and healthy teeth to chew and digest food well. In order to prevent tooth loss from occurring, it is important to take a few preventative measures to help protect your teeth. It is important to brush and floss your teeth twice every day. Maintaining proper dental hygiene is the leading way to protect your teeth from tooth loss.
The Advantages of Dental Implants
There are a number of restorative options for the treatment of missing teeth, but none have proven to be as functionally effective and durable as implants. Implants are so well designed that they mimic the look and feel of your natural teeth and are made of synthetic, yet biocompatible material such as metal or ceramic.
In cases where too many teeth are missing and there are no supporting teeth for bridges, loose dentures or more solid dental implants are the only choice to replace the missing teeth. A major advantage of using dental implants to replace missing teeth is that they do not require preparation or drilling of neighboring healthy teeth. They also do not necessitate special brushes and extra care for oral hygiene. After some time, when teeth are lost, bone loss of the jaw occurs and dental implants are used in order to slow this process down, preventing excessive loss of your bone structure.
Remember to visit Dr. Christensen, your Layton dentist, for regular check-ups and cleanings. Dr. Christensen can help you prevent tooth loss, as well as notice signs of tooth loss before they occur. Dental implants are not for everyone, but with proper consultation with Dr. Christensen, Layton dental implant dentist, an appropriate treatment plan can be created.