Dental Implants in Sun Prairie, WI
Dental Implants for Tooth Replacement
Disadvantages of Dentures:
- Tooth and bone loss
- Sagging facial muscles
- Awkward, uncomfortable fit
- Dining and speaking can be challenging because of slips and noises
- Tooth sensitivity
- Risk of decay is greater
If you have one or more missing teeth, consider dental implants instead of dentures with Dr. Chris Stevens. Call today to arrange your consultation.
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By age 44, nearly 70% of American adults have lost at least one tooth due to trauma, decay, or periodontal disease. An estimated 178 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth, a statistic expected to continue growing over the next 20 years due to the growth of periodontal disease.
Replace Missing Teeth in Sun Prairie, WI
An estimated 178 million Americans are missing teeth and this number is expected to increase. Tooth decay and gum disease are the leading causes of tooth loss and replacing them with dentures and bridges used to be the only treatment available. Not anymore. Better than dentures and bridges, dental implants are now today’s preferred solution for replacing missing teeth in Sun Prairie, WI because they look, feel, and function almost exactly the same way your teeth used to.
Just One Missing Tooth Can Create a Dangerous Domino Effect
Every tooth in your mouth plays an important role in keeping your overall smile healthy and functional. Even one missing tooth can have a negative impact on the rest. Missing teeth places additional strain on your existing teeth, causing them to shift, fracture, and break down. Missing teeth also increases your risk of developing gum disease, a bacterial infection that destroys soft tissue, bone, and teeth.
This is What Happens When Teeth are Lost
- Chewing is Hard
When teeth are lost, foods once enjoyed become more difficult to chew. It is not uncommon for people with missing teeth to experience a range of health problems because they are avoiding healthy foods that provide the necessary nutrition that they need.
- Bone Deterioration
Lost teeth compromise bone health because the tooth roots are what keep the jaw bone stimulated and strong. Bone loss is most significant within a year of losing a tooth, which is why immediate replacement is so important. Dentures will make the problem worse because they do not make contact with the jaw, but dental implants are surgically placed in the jaw to function the same way your tooth roots did.
- Bite Problems and Facial Disfigurement
The back teeth do most of the chewing, which can be wearing on them over time. When other teeth are lost, they create added strain which can speed up wear and tear and create what is called a vertical collapse in facial structure. This means that the chin shifts up and the corners of the mouth shift down, giving one a permanent frowned expression.
If you have a missing tooth or two, do not ignore it. Even if nobody can see it, missing teeth are causing damage that will be visible in other ways. Bone loss causes the face to look much older than it is as cheeks start to hollow out and the lips and tongue lose their support.
Dental implants in Sun Prairie, WI with Dr. Stevens replace missing teeth better than dentures. If you have missing teeth, even just one, please call us today to arrange for your consultation.
"I've not had any trouble with it. I can smile without feeling like my teeth are going to slide out. I can eat very well. I would highly recommend Dr. Stevens for any procedure on your teeth, and especially the implants. He is very competent, his staff is very competent and every one of them seems to know their job extremely well."Do You Have a Financial Question?