Tooth Replacement with Dental Implants

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Dr. Preet Kanwal S Ahluwalia

Posted By : Dr. Preet Kanwal S Ahluwalia - B.D.S., M.D.S. (Oral Surgery)

Posted On : Jan 03, 2012 (Views : 3473)

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Teeth can be lost for a number of reasons, including cavities, periodontal disease or trauma. By age 17, more than 7.3 percent of children have lost one permanent tooth; and by age 50, most people have lost an average of 12 teeth?



If you are missing some of your natural teeth, your dentist may be recommend dental implants to replace the roots of missing teeth and implant crowns to rebuild your teeth in a beautiful and natural looking manner. Compared to other treatment options to replace missing teeth, such as bridges and removable partials, implants with implant crowns offer a long-lasting solution for missing teeth and require fewer follow-up office visits.



How Can I Benefit From Dental Implants?



Did you know that oral health is a major factor of good general health? Replacing your missing teeth with dental implant crowns should allow you to live your life as if you had never suffered from missing teeth. When your treatment is complete, you should be able to chew, speak and socialize without experiencing the negative emotions that having missing teeth can sometimes cause.



Dental implants with implant crowns will help minimize the amount of bone lost in areas of missing teeth. Preserving oral bone may help maintain your natural teeth and natural facial contours.



Replacing your missing teeth may also reduce your risk of having poorer nutritional habits often found in patients who do not replace missing teeth.



Am I Candidate For Dental Implants And Implant Crowns?



Only your dentist can say for sure, but most patients can be treated with dental implants. Your dentist will want to evaluate you carefully with an examination and x-rays and will make specific recommendations to you about the best treatment to replace your missing teeth. Ask your dentist today for more information on how you might benefit from dental implants and dental implant crowns.


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