Losing teeth is detrimental to your health, confidence, and lifestyle. Even just one missing tooth can hinder your ability to eat, speak, and feel comfortable smiling. You might not realize that missing teeth can also cause a number of other, even more serious problems. With dental implant restorations from Picard Dental Associates, patients from Woonsocket, Rhode Island and surrounding communities will find a solution that marries the beauty of cosmetic dentistry with the strength of advanced smile restoration. This revolutionary tooth replacement option gives you lifelike, strong, and long-lasting results.
The dental implant itself is a metal post that provides a strong foundation for replacement teeth. The replacement teeth are referred to as dental implant restorations. A periodontist or oral surgeon can surgically implant the dental implant into the jaw bone, replacing the tooth root with a system that mimics nature’s own design. Dental implants offer amazing strength, reduce the risk of bone loss, and don’t require that we modify surrounding teeth to hold the dental implant restorations in place. They also look amazingly natural. We’ll use porcelain to craft your dental implant restorations, achieving attractive results that you can then count on to last for years and years.
What kinds of oral problems arise from missing teeth? Remaining teeth will shift, changing your bite and making those remaining teeth more likely to also come out. A change in your bite can then cause TMJ dysfunction. TMJ dysfunction can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort, including migraine headaches. The space left behind by missing teeth is a great place for cavity-causing debris to hide, increasing your risk of cavities and gum disease. We encourage you not to hesitate to explore your options for dental implants or other forms of tooth replacement at our Woonsocket dental office.
We can also craft dental implant-retained dentures. When you think about a traditional denture, you may think of embarrassing slips and uncomfortable removable prosthetics. With innovations in dentistry, though, you can have the convenience of replacing all of your teeth with a single dental prosthetic – a full denture – with the security of dental implants. Implant-retained dentures are specifically designed to grasp onto specially designed dental implants. They’re still removable, but they’re more secure and provide greater confidence and comfort.
We invite you to make an appointment with Picard Dental Associates to talk about dental implants or other options for your tooth replacement. Our Woonsocket, RI dental office has been providing reliable and trustworthy dental care to the community since 1941! Contact us to schedule your visit and learn more.