Many people don’t realize just how devastating tooth loss can be. Even with restorative devices like removable dentures and bridges, patients often suffer from a host of secondary health complications. Modern dental implants are the most effective way to truly restore the form and function of your teeth. With Nobel Biocare® implants, our team can quickly and safely restore a patient’s smile for a very long time.
The Many Roles of a Healthy Tooth
In addition to helping you eat and speak, your teeth also keep the rest of your mouth healthy. The root of a tooth is anchored deep into the mouth, and it constantly stimulates the nearby bone to keep it healthy. That is why patients who are missing teeth suffer from much higher rates of bone loss and facial deformations. Your natural teeth also act as a support system for one another. When a single tooth is lost, all of the surrounding teeth will lean in toward the empty space. Losing a tooth is a serious cosmetic issue, but it can also result in a wide variety of oral health problems that no one wants to deal with.
The Drawbacks of Removable Devices
Bridges and dentures have helped countless patients over the years, but these devices aren’t always the best option for restoring a smile. Dentures tend to fall out at the worst possible times, and they can be incredibly uncomfortable when they no longer fit correctly. Many patients also complain that they feel unnatural no matter how long they have been using them. Bridges are often a slightly better option, but the dentist must drill into the nearby teeth in order to create a “saddle” for the false crowns.
Nobel Biocare® implants are one of the few restorative options that can be used at almost any age. These devices are so comfortable that most patients completely forget about them within weeks of having the crowns installed. Instead of resting on top of the gums, a Biocare® implant is anchored deep into the socket that has been left by the missing tooth. These durable devices will limit your risk of bone loss while supporting the nearby teeth.
This is an outpatient procedure, so you can immediately head home after your appointment. As such, the procedure is convenient for people with busy schedules and lifestyles.
Make an appointment at the office of Dr. Michael Sohl in Stuart to get all the facts about Nobel Biocare® implants. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation and get started!