If you have missing teeth, you might feel embarrassed about the gaps in your smile or struggle to enjoy everyday foods. But you should also know that missing teeth can impact your oral health.
Gaps in your can cause your remaining teeth to shift out of alignment and can lead to a loss of bone density. Over time, you may even experience sagging in your jawline.
Fortunately, there is an effective and permanent solution for missing teeth: dental implants.
Dr. Kim is an expert in implant dentistry and has experience with complicated and complex implant cases. If you are missing teeth, he can help you maintain your oral health and regain your beautiful, natural-looking smile.
There are many reasons why people lose their teeth and truly interesting statistics about bone loss as you age. Here are a few of these interesting facts:
As these facts show, tooth loss is common. If you are missing teeth, there is no need to be embarrassed or worried. Dental implants have a high success rate and do not have the complications that you may have heard about associated with dentures and bridges.
Dental implants are a safe and effective tooth replacement option. They replace both the tooth and its root with a prosthetic crown and implant post. After the post is surgically implanted into your jawline, Dr. Kim secures the crown on top.
The result is a natural-looking tooth that allows you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
There are several benefits to dental implants. While traditional dentures might slip or need to be resized every couple of years, dental implants stay permanently in place. Because they are surgically implanted into your jaw, unlike dentures or bridges, they also prevent bone loss or complications with surrounding teeth.
Your jaw, teeth, and gums are unlike anyone else’s. If you have missing teeth, your dental implant surgery should be personalized based on your oral health and medical history.
Dr. Kim can help determine the best type of implant for your needs. He offers several options, and his recommendations are based on how many teeth you are missing and your bone density for supporting implants.
Regular dental implants are appropriate for patients who are missing a few teeth and have full bone density. If you are missing several teeth, Dr. Kim may suggest implant-supported dentures such as All-on-4 or All-on-6 dental implants that replace an entire quadrant of upper or lower teeth using only a few implant posts.
No matter your circumstances, Dr. Kim will guide you through the process. After your treatment is complete, you’ll have a healthier, more beautiful smile.