About Dental Implants
When natural teeth are missing, the bone that once supported and surrounded those roots starts to deteriorate. This is called bone resorption. When bone resorption occurs, it causes the face to collapse into the mouth. The entire facial structure is compromised, and drastic changes in appearance occur; the lips fold in and the lower face shrivels up to create a witch-like chin and deep contours around the mouth creating widow lines and wrinkles, which add to the look of premature aging. The more missing teeth, the quicker and more severe the bone loss. For those missing all their natural teeth, bone loss can become so severe that soon it can become difficult to wear removable devices such as partials and dentures due to the lack of bone left to support them.
That’s why it’s so vital to replace the tooth root with a dental implant and not just the visible part of the tooth (the crown). Dental implants are embedded in the bone, and thus, preserve the bone. The bone forms a bond to the implants and functions as natural tooth roots – providing a solid and permanent foundation for biting and chewing.
Teeth restored with dental implants look, feel and function just like natural teeth. You brush, floss and visit your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings, same as you would to care for a natural tooth.
We all want a beautiful smile!
The loss of a tooth can damage a person’s self-esteem and confidence, inhibit their desire for social interaction and even trigger depression. In addition to the negative health effects of these ongoing emotional stresses, individuals face the risk of bone loss in the toothless site — setting off a domino effect resulting in the loss of additional teeth. Having one or more missing teeth compromise eating habits, speech and appearance. Dental implants and are now referred to as the “standard of care” for replacing missing or failing teeth.
Dr. Akroush has been placing and restoring dental implants for over 20 years, being recognized as a Platinum Partner from Nobel Biocare, the industry leader in dental implants, for his dedication in implant dentistry and is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Our office appreciates that each patient has unique needs and will take the time to create a plan specific for you. No cookie cutter, one size fits all dentistry here!
Regain your confidence and smile again! Read more on the Benefits of Dental Implants.