Dental Implants Are A Permanent Replacement for Missing Teeth
Due to their exceptional success rate, dental implants have been widely accepted as the best long-term tooth replacement option available today. Tooth loss has an immense impact on your quality of life. Eating and talking are both more difficult with missing teeth. Since many sounds in the English language are formed by contact between the teeth and the tongue, patients who are missing teeth may develop a lisp or other speech impediments. More importantly, when one suffers from missing teeth, it leads to the deterioration of the alveolar bone, which is the part of the jaw into which teeth are rooted. When this bone wears away, it has a significant impact on your facial appearance as well as the ability to replace teeth that have been lost. Plus, the deterioration of the alveolar bone can lead to further tooth loss. Dental implants are specifically designed with the natural structure of a tooth in mind. The titanium post mimics the tooth root and fuses to the jawbone. The post then stimulates the bone which effectively prevents bone loss associated with missing teeth. It is for these reasons that Dr. Jacqueline Subka recommends replacing missing teeth with dental implants.