Novi Cosmetic Dentist | Dr. Joseph Serra
Over time, our teeth are known to get weaker. As you get older, there is a higher chance of tooth loss. However, anyone can lose a tooth at any point in their lifetime due to various conditions, including:
- Tooth decay
- Congenital defects
- Failed root canal
- Periodontitis (gum disease)
- Wear and tear
Missing teeth can cause other oral problems, such as bone loss in the jaw and bite irregularities. This can lead to other problems like jaw pain caused by TMJ disorder.
The bone loss that comes with missing teeth can happen quickly and can make implants harder to replace in the future, sometimes requiring bone grafts by an oral surgeon. Dentures can even make bone loss progress more quickly.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
If you’ve lost an adult tooth, dental implants are a great solution to repairing your smile. Dental implants are artificial teeth that are more reliable than other tooth replacement methods such as dentures and dental bridges.
Unlike dentures, a dental implant is not removable,. It is a permanent, stable solution that enables you to eat and speak as though you never lost your tooth. The implant post is placed securely in the jaw bone. These posts are made of titanium, so they are strong and durable. After the post is placed, Dr. Serra will fit it with a beautiful dental crown, making it indistinguishable to the naked eye as an artificial implant.
If want a perfect smile but are missing teeth, don’t hesitate to make an appointment at Dental Care Novi. Dr. Serra will be able to provide you with helpful information regarding dental implants for any patient in the Novi area.