Let’s face it. We are never gentle with our teeth! Sometimes, we take them for granted, neglect them, or simply abuse them. From physical activities like sports to chewing hard substances such as ice and plastic pens, your teeth can crack, break, wear down, and even fall off. Additionally, ignoring your routine dental care invites gum disease, tooth decay, and eventual tooth loss.
If you have missing teeth due to neglect, disease, or decay, we can help replace what you’ve lost. Dental implants from Dentiq Dental in Napier can fix your mouth spaces to help you maintain good dental health. Dental implants act and function like your natural teeth. Once in place, they improve the beauty and healthiness of your smile.
Patients with missing teeth in their front “social six” often see the need to fix the gap because it affects their appearance. However, if you have lost your tooth at the back of your mouth, you may not see the urgency to replace it.
The reality is that you shouldn’t take tooth loss for granted. Whether you are missing one or several teeth, tooth loss affects you in the following ways.
There are enough reasons you should replace your missing teeth. While dentures and bridges can do the job, Dr. Sundar Jagadeesan often recommends dental implants because they can avert all tooth loss effects. Besides, implant-based restorations closely mimic your natural teeth, from looks to performance. Once dental implants are installed, they are virtually indistinguishable from the rest of the teeth.
Most dental offices don’t offer start-to-finish dental implant treatment. Often, you will likely be sent from this and that office for various dental implant procedures. Dentiq Dental proudly offers the entire dental implant treatment under one roof. All your dental care needs are handled by a dentist well-known to you.
Although dental implants are advanced tooth replacements, they are not ideal for everyone. It’s for this reason you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Jagadeesan to establish your suitability. Often, we want to ensure your smile is free from cavities and gum disease. Most importantly, we want to establish that you have a healthy bone to support an implant.
If implants suit you, we perform implant surgery right here in our office. After a series of x-rays and CT scans, we numb your mouth and insert a biocompatible titanium post in your jawbone. We then suture the surgical site and give your gums about 4-6 months to heal. During healing, osseointegration takes place, where the implant becomes part of the jawbone.
After healing, our dental team installs an abutment and then tops off your implant with a crown, denture, or bridge. Whatever your tooth restoration, the final outcome is stable, natural-looking, and durable to support your smile and dental health for a lifetime!
If you have tooth loss in Napier, it’s time to get a brand-new smile. Please dial 06 880 6161 to schedule an appointment with Dentiq Dental. Dr. Jagadeesan and the team offer dental implants and other tooth replacement options to combat tooth loss.