Missing teeth can impact your health and affect the quality of your life. Missing teeth make it difficult to eat, speak and maintain oral hygiene in addition to making you feel self-conscious or embarrassed of your smile. Whether you are missing one tooth, multiple teeth or a full arch of teeth, it is essential to have them replaced as soon as possible.
Why Replace Missing Teeth
Missing teeth are a serious oral health concern. Left untreated missing teeth can cause a whole range of oral and systemic health problems. Patients with missing teeth are more susceptible to developing gum disease, shifting of teeth and further tooth loss.
Missing teeth can also lead to the deterioration of the jaw bone. Without the root structure of the missing tooth, the jaw bone loses integrity and will begin to recede. Once the bone structure begins to deteriorate it becomes more difficult to replace missing teeth. As the jaw bone loses mass teeth may also begin to shift and you may require additional advanced dental restorations.
Treatment Options for Missing Teeth
Replacing missing teeth as soon as possible can help restore the function of your bite and deter the development of advanced dental health problems. Knoxville, TN periodontist, and implant dentist, Dr. Robert Cain, provides personalized and comprehensive advanced treatment for the replacement of missing teeth. Dr. Cain is a highly trained and experienced implant dentist.
Dental implants are now the standard for missing teeth replacement. Small titanium screws are strategically implanted into the jaw bone and function like a prosthetic root structure. Once healed, the post is capped with a natural looking and functional dental restoration. Dental implants are the most natural and durable tooth replacement option and the benefits of dental implants are long term.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Natural looking and feeling
- 98% success rate
- Promotes natural bone growth
- Deters recession of the jaw bone
- Permanent restoration
- No special maintenance
- Improve confidence & function
Schedule A Consultation
Dr. Cain is happy to provide second opinions for any patients considering dental implants. Dental implants are an investment in your oral health and can improve your quality of life. Contact Knoxville East Tennessee Periodontics to learn how dental implants can restore function, beauty, and health to your smile. Our dental care team focuses their work on periodontal and dental implant dentistry for the long term well being of our patients. Contact our Knoxville, TN periodontal office or schedule a consultation online.