No one looks forward to going to the dentist. There is a certain stigma that going to the dentist is automatically going to be bad news. In truth, a visit to the dentist might ultimately save a problem from escalating. But for many, they can’t overcome the thought that if they ignore a dental problem it will go away. Unfortunately, that is generally not the case, and just because something isn’t bothering you now doesn’t mean the damage isn’t being done. And sometimes that damage can result in losing a tooth, which can mean a visit to the implant dentist.
Untreated dental decay results in the erosion of the tooth. For some patients, there might not be discomfort associated with decay. But the ensuing damage is being done. The result can be infection, or ultimately tooth loss. Fortunately even if you sustain tooth loss, there are options that will prevent further damage from occuring.
Thanks to dental implants, a patients that has lost one or several teeth due to trauma, disease or decay no longer has to live with gaps. A visit with your implant dentist will open the discussion on dental implants and how this treatment might be your best option.
Thanks to dental implants, a patients that has lost one or several teeth due to trauma, disease or decay no longer has to live with gaps.
Postponing replacing a missing tooth can affect many aspects of your life. Bone loss at the site of a missing tooth starts quickly, allowing remaining teeth to shift toward the new gap. The inability to chew properly may impact your healthy diet; a missing tooth can alter the way you speak; you may become very self-conscious about your smile.
But a dental implant can restore all the things you thought were lost. A dental implant is surgically placed in the gum tissue where tooth loss has occurred. Over the healing process, the implant will fuse to bone tissue acting much like the root of your tooth. A final restoration will complete treatment – your implant dentist will match the shade and shape of the surrounding teeth making your implant virtually undetectable.
Patients who maintain the healthiest teeth and gums generally don’t postpone needed dental work because they know what it takes to have those healthy teeth, and don’t ever want to be in a position to lose them.
Contact the office of Drs. Scott Russ and Jeffrey Sender, serving Oyster Bay and the neighboring areas, for additional information. Call 516-681-2525 to schedule your professional consultation today.