Regular brushing, flossing and checkups can help many of us to maintain healthy smiles for a lifetime, but sometimes, our teeth just can’t keep up. No matter how well you care for your teeth, injury or disease can cause tooth loss. If that happens, Cottonwood Dental has a solution that can rejuvenate your smile and your oral health – dental implants.
For many people, traditional dentures and bridges are not comfortable, they cause soreness and gagging. Ordinary bridges must be attached to teeth on both sides of the mouth, so adjacent teeth must be ground down in order to hold the new replacement tooth or teeth in place. This is inconvenient. However, implants are fused to your jawbone and provide a stable foundation for artificial teeth. Dentures and bridges are mounted to the implants, and secured so they won’t shift or slip in your mouth. Only the tooth that is missing is replaced, no need to prepare nearby teeth.
Dental implants are great for patients with healthy gums who have adequate bone to support the implant. Oral hygiene is extremely important, as these structures must be kept healthy. Cottonwood Dental offers sinus lift augmentation, autogenous bone grafting, implant site development, computer-enhanced treatment planning, and implant maintenance. You can learn more about those services here: (https://www.cottonwooddental.net/implants/)
To keep your teeth healthy, including your replacement teeth, daily brushing, flossing, and regular checkups with Dr. Giaquinto at Cottonwood Dental are recommended. The better care you take of your replacement teeth, the longer they’ll last!