If you’re missing several top teeth, it can cause some real problems. Eating will become more difficult, your speech will be affected, and it can be hard to hide those gaps from other people when you smile.
Fortunately, if you are missing top teeth (or any tooth in your mouth), dental implants provide a permanent, functional, and great looking solution.
As the name suggests, here at Premier Dental Center in Troy, MI, we specialize in providing patients with dental implants. In this article, we’ll explore the problems missing teeth can cause and how implants provide a great solution.
Do I really need to replace my missing teeth?
Many people have lost teeth to decay or accidents. In fact, the average adult has at least three decayed or missing teeth. Some people want those missing teeth replaced immediately, but others have gotten used to missing teeth.
There are several reasons people avoid getting them replaced:
- They think it isn’t a problem to have missing teeth
- They are afraid of the dentist
- It might hurt
- The process sounds long and complicated
- They don’t want to spend any money
Whatever your reasons, you should know that it’s important to have healthy, functioning teeth. When multiple teeth are missing, it can have negative impacts on your eating, chewing, health of nearby teeth, and the way others perceive you.
From a health perspective, missing teeth can cause increased pressure on surrounding teeth, which causes jaw pain or more teeth to chip/fall out. From a perception perspective, studies have shown that people with healthy smiles are more likely to get hired, promoted, and more.
So while you may think it isn’t important to replace your missing teeth, it’s important for your health and life. If you come to our office, you’ll be pleased to know that there is no need to fear the dentist, worry about pain, deal with a long and complicated process, or waste your money.
What are dental implants?
The gold standard for replacing those missing teeth is dental implants. While dentures are the historic choice, they cannot compete with the stability and permanency of implants.
To provide implants, we insert titanium posts into your gums that act as artificial teeth roots. Your new replacement teeth are then placed onto these posts. Each replacement tooth is shaped and designed to perfectly match the look and feel of your natural teeth.
Here are a few of the main benefits of implants:
- Implants are permanent and will be as secure as your natural teeth. An investment in implants is an investment that will last.
- Implants are sturdy and won’t slip at embarrassing moments, like when you are eating or speaking.
- Implants are easy to care for; you simply brush and floss like normal.
- Implants promote healthy jawbones by providing something to grow strong around. This promotes a healthy mouth and prevents the collapse of the face that can happen when teeth are not replaced.
The Premier Dental Center difference
While many dentists can provide implants, Dr. Nazarian of Premier Dental Center in Troy, MI takes a unique approach. Typically, you would expect implants to be installed over several appointments, but we can provide implants in a single day. This speeds up the process for you, without sacrificing the quality of work.
Another problem we solve is pain. Depending on your needs, we can provide the right kind of pain prevention or sedation. Our practice takes advantage of Dr. Nazarian’s efficient formulations for oral sedation and that works for most patients. We can also offer IV sedation, complete with a Licensed Anesthesiology RN for those who simply want the maximum comfort level that a deep sleep experience provides.
It’s also helpful to know that most of our patients who have had full mouth reconstructive dentistry are comfortable enough to eat complete meals, either the same evening of the appointment or by the next morning.
Another thing that makes our office unique is our use of special, custom technology. Our combination of special custom instruments, 3D imaging, newly released treatment products and leading edge treatment protocols enable our single-day implants.
Lastly, in our office, regardless of how many teeth require removal or how many implants are planned, our patients do not leave without teeth (you’ll have temporary teeth until the dental implants are placed).
Implant options for replacing several teeth
If you need to replace several missing top teeth, then you have options. First, you can replace each missing tooth with a single dental implant. If you’re looking for a more cost effective and time efficient method, then you can also opt for all-on-four implants.
To learn more about your options, schedule an appointment with Dr. Nazarian. Located in Troy, Michigan, our office is fully equipped to replace your missing teeth. If you’d like to learn more or receive a consultation, then contact us today.