By Krause Dental
November 07, 2013
Category: Dental Procedures
When you are missing teeth, it can take a toll on your overall appearance and self-esteem. Thankfully, with advancements in dentistry, you can now permanently replacing missing teeth with dental implants from our Westfield dentist, Dr. Kenneth Krause.
Let’s Take a Closer Look at Dental Implants
Both esthetic and functional, dental implants are artificial tooth replacements that allow you to, talk, laugh and eat without difficulties. Some reasons for choosing dental implants for your smile restoration include:
- Improved appearance
- Bone preservation
- Tooth preservation
- Proven quality
- Experience a tight, secure fit
- Can eliminate the discomfort often associated with ill-fitting dentures
Dental implants are so well designed that they maintain the ability to mimic the look and feel of natural teeth, making dental implants the ideal solution to replacing missing teeth.
When your teeth are healthy, the root of your tooth transmits chewing forces to the jaw bones, allowing your mouth to perform basic functions of chewing and eating without discomfort. The tooth remains stable and generally unchanged while chewing. If one or more teeth are missing, these forces no longer are effective, potentially causing the jawbone to begin disintegrating.
Dental implants may help prevent this gradual bone deterioration, since the implant replaces the natural tooth root. Unlike dental bridges, dental implants do not affect neighboring healthy teeth. Instead, the dental implant replaces the missing tooth root and neighboring teeth remain completely intact.
Consult Dr. Kenneth Krause, your dentist in Westfield for more information on dental implants and to see if you are a candidate. Not everyone is a candidate for dental implants in Westfield, but with a proper consultation with Dr. Krause, a treatment plan can be created to restore your smile.
Missing teeth can be a thing of the past with proper dental hygiene, and dental implants for patients in Westfield.
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