Are you aware of tooth replacements and their importance within your oral health care? Tooth replacements are extremely important because if you do have any lost or missing teeth, it is essential to have them replaced as soon as possible. If you fail to do so, you’ll end up putting your mouth at an increased risk of tooth decay, gum destabilization and eventual tooth slippage. Thee common tooth replacements to consider are dental implants, dental bridges and dentures.
If you would like a dental implant, it is important to remember that they are permanent tooth prosthetics that are directly attached to your jawbone. This is important to know because they can provide a lifetime’s worth of support, but they do require a strong jawbone. If your jaw is not strong enough to hold a dental implant in place, a bone grafting procedure or an alternative treatment would be required.
If you want a permanent prosthetic, but your jawbone is not strong enough, consider the use of dental bridges. Dental bridges are permanently affixed to nearby and neighboring teeth, as they are anchored in place to prevent other teeth from moving around as well. Dental bridges are extremely popular as they can restore functions that may have been lost by missing teeth. Lastly, if you are only looking for a temporary prosthetic, Dentures can be used.
To schedule a tooth replacement examination with Dr. Brett Langston and our team at Dental Implant and Aesthetic Specialists of Atlanta, give us a call at (404) 321-4588. Our dentist office is suitably located in Decatur, Georgia.