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Missing Teeth and the Problems They Bring

Saturday, May, 15, 2021

Missing just one tooth can cause problems for the rest of your smile. In fact, even a missing molar can be problematic for other teeth.

Sophisticated-Smiles in Johnson City have the experience and expertise to provide you with permanent replacements.

Before dental implants, the only way to replace missing teeth was with fixed dental bridges or a removable denture. While both are excellent treatments, they are not the same as dental implants.

Why Missing Teeth are a Problem

A lost tooth impacts your bite and leads to a multitude of other dental problems that include muscle pain, head and neck pain, tooth loss, tooth wear and sensitivity. Dr. Angela Cameron explains that missing teeth can even cause problems for your TMJ.

If you follow the Sophisticated-Smiles Blog, you will remember that TMJD can cause all sorts of issues for oral and overall health.

Dental Implants for Missing Teeth

Unlike dental bridges, which require some removal of the adjoining teeth, dental implants are a more conservative approach.

Dental implants are surgically placed in or on the jawbone and act as natural tooth roots because of a process known as osseointegration. This phenomenon actually fuses the titanium post or screw to the bone, which takes about three to six months.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a two-part deal consisting of a titanium post or screw and an artificial tooth.

Your Johnson City implant dentist will surgically place the post or screw. Once the surgery is completed and you have healed, the artificial teeth that have been customized for your smile are placed on top.

Keep in mind that if you require additional surgeries, such as a bone graft, your healing process will take longer.

Your new smile is permanent and is as strong, if not stronger, than your natural teeth.

Dental Implants Benefits

  • Permanent Replacements
  • More Conservative than Dental Bridges
  • Natural Looking
  • No Embarrassing Moments
  • Maintain Bone Health

Dental implants can change your life while giving you a healthy and happy smile. Dental implants can also last for the rest of your life as long as you practice good oral hygiene that includes a healthy diet and regular dental checkups in Johnson City.

No More Missing Teeth

If you have one or more missing teeth, or need to have a tooth extracted and aren’t sure about replacements for missing teeth, call and schedule a no obligation consultation.

Dr. Cameron and her team have the experience and the expertise to place dental implants for missing teeth. Call and schedule your appointment with Sophisticated-Smiles today.

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