How Do Implants Address Advanced Tooth Loss?

If you lose a single tooth, then we place a single dental implant. But what if you lose several, or a majority, of your teeth? We won’t just place a single new implant for each one. Instead, we can place between six and eight per arch to provide a fixed denture, addressing advanced tooth loss with a strong and lifelike solution!

The Dangers of Advanced Tooth Loss

You should always seek treatment for missing teeth. Otherwise, your body will assess the missing tooth roots and stop supplying the surrounding jawbone with doses of calcium and phosphorus. Without these nutrients the jawbone can begin to deteriorate, leading to further tooth loss and an aged appearance. You can also develop difficulty eating and be forced to subsist on mainly soft foods, impacting your overall health. Some patients with advanced tooth loss have difficulty speaking as well and may avoid social interactions, having a negative impact on quality of life. Ensuring a healthy, attractive, and functional smile means replacing lost teeth in e timely manner!

Implant-Secured Dentures

Fortunately, we can help replace your missing teeth. We can place multiple dental implants into the jawbone. After the placement area heals and osseointegration takes place (the bonding of the implants and the jawbone tissue) we can attach the custom-made prosthetic. The denture will be fixed in place, you won’t need to remove it for cleaning and you don’t need to worry about slippage during meals or speech. Since the dental implants acts as new tooth roots, your prosthetic can last for much longer than traditional dentures, providing many years, possibly even decades, of quality tooth replacement. If you have any questions or concerns about treating missing teeth or about implant-secured dentures, then contact our team today.

TALK TO BAILEY DENTAL CARE ABOUT TOOTH REPLACEMENT

At Bailey Dental Care, we can address advanced tooth loss with implant-secure prosthetics. Give us a call to set up a visit for you or a member of your family. To learn more, schedule a consultation, call Bailey Dental Care in Riverside, MO, today at (816) 452-9700.