Knoxville and Maryville, TN
Are you living with tooth loss? Whether you have lost one permanent tooth or several, you probably have looked at some options when it comes to replacing those missing teeth to restore both your smile and your ability to chew. The best tooth replacement option that currently is available in restorative dentistry is a dental implant. Crestview Dental Care is proud to offer dental implants for patients in Knoxville and Maryville, but if you still need convincing, here are five reasons why you should consider getting implants to replace your lost teeth.
- Implants are permanent
If maintained well, a dental implant should last the rest of your life. This is thanks in large part to the implant itself, a screw made of a biocompatible implant—usually titanium—that is surgically inserted into the jaw to replace the root of the lost tooth. As you heal from this insertion, the implant fuses with the jawbone, strengthening it and helping to provide a stable anchor for your replacement crown that attaches to the top of the implant.
- Implants help to prevent additional tooth loss
When you lose a permanent tooth, the surrounding teeth in the mouth now have to replace the biting force that previously was provided by that missing tooth. These extra forces can lead your other teeth to shift in the mouth, or even break. Existing teeth also have an instinct to move and fill the open space in the mouth, especially as your jaw naturally closes the open socket where the missing tooth once resided. Having an implant installed prevents any of this from happening.
- Implants help retain a fuller facial structure
Bone deterioration is an inevitable long-term consequence of losing teeth. Look at some of the old pictures from days of yore, and you probably notice many of the older people appear to have sunken-in or hollow-looking faces. The reason? Bone deterioration. When you lose a permanent tooth, that area of the jawbone loses the constant stimulation that previously was provided by the tooth root. Preventing the deterioration of the supporting bone structure will help you maintain your facial shape, and avoid the hollowed-out, gaunt-looking appearance that otherwise will happen after losing a permanent tooth.
- Implants look and feel more like natural teeth
Are you self-conscious about your appearance, or are people noticing your false teeth? Implants are as close to real teeth as any replacement that is available. At Crestview Dental Care, we top each implant screw with a dental crown that is matched to the shade and shape of your other natural teeth. And, because each implant is anchored in place, the implant will not slip and shift.
- Implants help you restore your ability to chew and speak
Many times, denture wearers find that even after receiving their replacement teeth, they have difficulties chewing and speaking. This is because dentures slip in the mouth, or may not be able to hold up to the force required for especially hard or chewy foods. They also have to be removed when you sleep and to be cleaned. Implants remain in your mouth and allow you to regain your full chewing ability. You can eat and drink whatever you want, and cleaning your implants is as easy as brushing and flossing your other natural teeth.
Dental implants in Knoxville
Our staff at Crestview Dental Care includes Dr. Jake Goza, a Fellow at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. His pursuit of regular continuing education has included study and practical experience with dental implants. Let our training and experience go to work for you by replacing lost teeth with a permanent, durable, beautiful dental implant. The next step is to have a consultation with us to make sure you are a good candidate for dental implants. Schedule yours today by calling (865) 982-1700.
Crestview Dental Care is proud to serve patients in the areas of Knoxville and Maryville in Tennessee.