How Dental Implants Prevent Further Tooth Loss
Created on January 15, 2014
One of the main concerns of our patients here at our Massachusetts dental practice who just lost a tooth either via injury or old age is whether or not the rest of their teeth can be saved from further tooth loss. What we often tell our patients is that dental implants may be the tooth replacement option they’re looking for!
Why Dental Implants?
First of all, one of the consequences of losing a tooth or two is you increase your susceptibility to further tooth loss. This has to do with reduced levels of bone density which is a result of lack of stimulation due to absence of a tooth root. Thus, the remaining natural teeth are subjected to substantial damage if the gap is left unfilled.
By and large, dental implants is the only tooth replacement option that help you avoid tooth loss in the future. The ability of implants to fuse with your jawbone prevents bone loss as well. Furthermore, your jawbone is now more suited to anchor your remaining natural teeth. This is far cry from dentures and bridges which often need crowns on adjacent natural teeth for support. By putting such weight to your natural teeth, chances are your remaining teeth will be prone to damage.
Finding a Dental Implant Specialist in Springfield, Massachusetts
Let us help you preserve your remaining natural teeth after a tooth loss! Cosmetic/general dentist Dr. David Peck provides surgery for dental implants to patients in Massachusetts, including Boston and Springfield and also Connecticut. To learn more about dental implants, call us at (413) 241-3264 or fill out this contact form. Dr. David Peck is known for results!