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Scottsdale Dentist: Importance of Maintaining a “Full Bite”

If you have missing “back teeth” (molars), you may wonder, why should I get dental implants? The importance of maintaining a full bite should not be neglected – as a full bite offers you increased longevity of keeping your natural teeth.

If you are missing some teeth, plus have some natural teeth, the natural teeth will shift overtime due to spacing. Filling the spaces where teeth used to be with dental implants keeps your bone stimulated and prevents your remaining teeth from shifting out of place. If your remaining teeth shift out of place – multiple effects may occur, such as:

  • bite problems
  • bone regression
  • tooth loss

Bite Problems

When teeth shift due to space, your bite is affected immediately. Uneven forces start to weigh down, stress, and wear teeth. Because of the consistent unequal opposing forces on your teeth, decay, fractures, and pain occur very frequently, and you may lower your chances of repairing them. If implants are placed within the spaces where natural teeth used to be, your teeth will stay aligned and be loaded with even and bearable forces from using your mouth to bite, chew, talk, and more.

Bone Regression

Losing a tooth does not only affect the surrounding teeth, but also what is below – your bone. Bone stimulation is the key to maintaining a youthful look. When teeth are removed, the bone below is no longer stimulated, meaning your body responds as though it is not needed by “bone resorption.” This can lead to surrounding teeth becoming loose, aging effects, and harder dental procedures later on to restore a stable smile.

Tooth Loss

Without replacing missing teeth with dental implants, your surrounding teeth are at risk to new forces, shifting, and becoming loose. It is important to place an implant in the area a tooth once was so that your whole mouth remains healthy and supportive of daily use.

Dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth as they help you keep the rest of your natural teeth longer. Through bone stimulation, filling gaps, and replacing bite, dental implants can help increase the longevity of your best smile! Call your Scottsdale Dentist if you are interested in discussing more about dental implants.

The Facts About Dental Implants: Scottsdale Dentist

Implants are one of the most popular dental restorations as it offers a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. Compared to others treatments, such as fillings, crowns, and root canals, implants last the longest. Below are FACTS about dental implants.

  • Our implants are titanium

    • Our Serenity Smiles implants are made of titanium which binds to your bone through something called “osseointegration.” Titanium has proved to be the best material for dental implants and is a permanent solution to replace missing teeth or secure loose dentures.
  • Implants stimulate your bone

    • Stimulating your jaw bones effectively prevents noticeable aging effects. Dental implants keep your bone stimulated so it does not die or decrease with missing teeth or as you age. Looks of a “sunken face,” or decreased jawline are due to lack of bone to fill the face. You can learn more about facial aging at https://www.livescience.com/35332-face-bones-aging-110104.html.
  • Implants are delivered to you in 3 unique components:

  • Implants can secure dentures

    • If you already have dentures or have treatment pending for dentures, implants placed on both the upper and lower arches of your mouth to secure them in place! Also, implant-retained dentures improve the taste delicious foods because the palate is exposed, unlike with traditional dentures.
  • Over 3 million people have dental implants in the US

  • Implants are the closest restoration to a natural tooth

    • Implants stimulate bone just like your natural tooth root does, so it is the closest feeling match to a natural tooth.

A lot of prepping and planning happens with implants. Your dentist will require medical history and a CT scan of your jawbones to ensure that implant restorations are possible for you.

Visit https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/dental-implants#1 for the benefits and insurance information on dental implants.

Read our blog https://www.serenitysmiles.com/uncategorized/dentures-vs-implants-smile-restoration/.

 

Dentures Vs. Implants – Smile Restoration: Scottsdale Dentist

Dentures and implants are excellent solutions for restoring a confident smile. Full dentures are removable upper and lower arch appliances that fit around your jaw bones. Negative pressure from breath stabilizes your dentures. Also, patients with full dentures can also use dental glue to keep their dentures in place. Full dentures are an easy way to restore your smile.

Partial dentures restore small areas of the mouth. They seamlessly replace missing teeth amongst natural teeth.

Implants provide a permanent solution to restoring or replacing missing teeth. Our titanium implants bind to your available jaw bone, just like the root of a natural tooth. Implants are placed in 3 parts:

  1. the implant placement
  2. the healing abutment (button) placement
  3. final crown placement

One implant replaces one missing tooth. Also, if you have full dentures, 2-4 implants can be placed on your upper and lower arch to secure them in place.

Additionally, read more about dental implants at: https://www.aaid-implant.org/dental-implants/what-are-dental-implants/ 

Overall, dentures and implants give you functionality back where you may be missing teeth. Visit us today to get your dental implant journey started!

Check out https://www.serenitysmiles.com/blog/oral-health-topics/the-ages-of-dentistry-2/ to read about the ages of dentistry.