How broadly, sincerely, and comfortably would you smile if you were missing teeth? Whether you are lacking a single visible tooth, a few, or all of your teeth, there’s no doubt that a smile in this state is less comfortable to flash. Even if you have replacements such as partial or full dentures, you are still at risk for facial collapse from jawbone deterioration. Des Moines dentist, Dr. Stephen Burds offers dental implant retained dentures to patients in need of replacement for missing teeth. In the dental world, this method of tooth replacement is considered the most like natural teeth.
Keeping Your Jaw Healthy
Your teeth have many jobs. They help you bite, tear, and chew your food. They allow you to beam that beautiful smile, leading to a satisfying work, social, and family life. They also behave as beacons to your body so that minerals and vitamins are sent to the right place at the right time, leading to strong, healthy jawbone density. If you avoid replacing teeth with dental implants, or you have dentures (which only sit on the surface of your gums) your body will send those nutrients elsewhere. You can end up with deteriorating bone density and a sunken in appearance called facial collapse. Dental implants can provide you with a root-like replacement that will literally fool your body into believing that you still have all of your natural teeth. This way, your jaw remains dense and full.
Smile Goals Achieved
If you come to see Dr. Burds for a dental implants consultation, he will be sure to get to know you as a patient. Your smile goals and dental desires will be noted and considered as planning and preparation for your dental implants gets underway. Custom dental crowns are placed on top of the implanted titanium rods with a goal of a natural, beautiful, and completely functional smile.
Visit your Des Moines Dentist
If you are interested in dental implants, contact your Des Moines dentist by calling Gateway Dental Group at (515) 244-9565. We welcome patients from River Bend, Kirkwood Glen, East Village, and neighboring communities.