Tooth loss can cause feelings of insecurity and have an adverse effect on your psychological outlook. In addition to affecting your self-image, there are also oral and overall health consequences to living with missing teeth. Fortunately, at New Mexico Smile Center, your Albuquerque implant dentist, we provide a state-of-the-art solution to replace missing teeth. Dental implants recreate the look, feel and function of natural teeth to restore your smile and your confidence.
Whether you’ve lost teeth due to gum disease, decay, a traumatic injury or for any other reason, your Albuquerque implant dentist can help to improve your quality of life. Studies show that 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and that 35 million Americans are missing all their teeth. Despite its prevalence, tooth loss can feel like an alienating condition, making it difficult to engage with complete confidence in your social as well as professional life. With dental implants, you can once again feel secure in your smile. Dental implants provide unrivaled stability and behave in much the same way as the roots of your own teeth to support an aesthetically appealing crown, bridge or removable denture. By providing continuous stimulation to the underlying jawbone, an implant also prevents the loss of bone mass that typically occurs when a tooth is lost or extracted, thereby preserving the contours of your face.
An individual implant can support an individual dental crown, just as your natural tooth root supports your natural tooth. Implants can also be used to support fixed bridges and removable dentures. All in all, implants offer a predictable course of treatment with a high rate of success, and patients who have gotten dental implants report feeling satisfied with the results of the procedure. As far as caring for your new implants is concerned, you maintain them in the same way as you do your natural teeth, with regular brushing, flossing and periodic visits to the dentist.
At New Mexico Smile Center, your Albuquerque implant dentist, we believe that everyone deserves a beautiful, healthy smile. Our expert dentists and staff keep you comfortable, relaxed and informed at each stage of treatment. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, give us a call today.