If you are missing a tooth, you might be tempted to simply live without it. But whether you’re missing several teeth or even just a single tooth, it’s important to replace missing teeth. If you don’t, other surrounding teeth can shift to fill in the gap(s) left behind by missing teeth. Once that happens, it can lead to problems with chewing, jaw pain, and other equally problematic issues. For some patients, dental implants are a great choice to replace one or more missing teeth. Dr. Klingsporn offers this service to his Austin, TX area patients.
Top Reasons to Visit Boulder Canyon Family Dentistry for Dental Implants
- It’s important to replace missing teeth to avoid other dental issues that can arise as a result of missing teeth
- Dental implants are very much like your natural teeth, which means they are among the most permanent solutions to replace missing teeth
- Because dental implants are permanent, there are no special dietary restrictions or cleaning methods required
The Procedure Involved with Dental Implants
Although the procedure involved with dental implants is lengthy, the end result is as close to a natural tooth as modern dental technology will allow. An implant consists of an artificial tooth that is affixed to an artificial root. That “root” is implanted into the jawbone of the patient. After a period of time – usually several months – the “root” fuses to the patient’s jawbone, after which the artificial tooth is attached.
Why You Need to Replace Missing Teeth
If you are missing one or more teeth and choose not to replace them, the other teeth will shift in place to fill in the gap left by the missing teeth. When that happens, it can negatively affect the way you chew food and speak. It may result in jaw pain or even change the shape of your face over time. That’s why it’s so important to replace missing teeth.
Fortunately, there are many ways to do that. Dental implants are just one option. Dr. Klingsporn can discuss implants, as well as other alternatives, to determine which is best for you.
Contact Our Office Today
To find our more information about dental implants, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Klingsporn, contact our office today. We are pleased to serve patients from throughout the Austin, TX area.