There is an alarmingly high percentage of American adults who suffer from some sort of periodontal disease. The most common of these is tooth decay, also more well-known as cavities. As cavities slowly rot away the tooth, this can often result in damaging the crucial layers and gums, causing pain and eventually the tooth to fall out. As you lose multiple teeth, this has some serious repercussions. But with dental implants, there is a simple solution.
Studies have shown that poor oral health can cause other health problems around your body, particularly in the chest region. They’ve found that periodontal diseases cause inflammation in the mouth, which can lead to inflammation and cardiovascular or respiratory problems. It’s fascinating that something as simple as brushing or flossing your teeth can contribute to a healthier you.
Another consequence of tooth loss is what happens to the rest of your teeth. With all the empty space, your teeth will start to shift around in your jaw over time. If left untreated, this can easily lead to bone or facial collapse, leaving you with an unattractive sunken appearance. If the periodontal disease is not treated, it could cause a lot of pain.
So here’s where dental implants come in: for our patients in Colorado Springs, CO who are suffering from any of the above symptoms, we recommend dental implants to alleviate the problems. What are dental implants? They’re permanent prosthetic teeth with an artificial root that is embedded in the jawbone. Dental implants can replace that lost tooth with a natural-looking and strong artificial tooth that also promotes bone growth. This is done through a process called osseointegration – the fusion of the implant to the bone to create a secure foundation for the prosthetic tooth.
Dental implants fill the space that was left behind by the missing tooth, keeping the surrounding teeth from shifting around and promoting bone growth to avoid facial collapse. With good oral hygiene, they can also help prevent the periodontal disease from returning.
If you’ve suffered from more than one tooth loss, contact us today at Lasting Impressions Dental Care to schedule a consultation. Dr. Jeffery Platt would be happy to discuss the benefits of dental implants, the process, cost and financing, and determine if dental implants are the right choice for you. We proudly serve patients in Colorado Springs, CO and her surrounding areas.