Tooth loss may seem like a problem mostly found in the elderly or athletes in sports with heavy bodily contact! However, according to dental statistics, 70% of adults ages 35-44 have lost at least one tooth to gum disease, an injury, a bad root canal, or tooth decay. Tooth loss is more common than we think! If you are one of those 70%, there is no need for a lifetime of close-lipped smiles, embarrassment, or diminished ability to chew.
Dentistry today provides so many options for anyone who wants to improve their smile, including the loss of even prominent teeth. Dental implants are a durable, natural looking solution to the loss of a tooth. Implants connects directly to the jaw bone, intending to mirror the bond between the tooth and the root using titanium. This bond makes implants a long-lasting solution to tooth loss, because it does not rely on anchoring to adjacent teeth. If you have lost a back tooth, it may not be a top priority to provide a replacement. No one can see it, and you are able to adjust your chewing to accommodate the loss of the tooth. However, over time, the bone beneath the surface of the tooth begins to deteriorate, which is what gives people with significant tooth loss a “caved in” appearance around their jaw line. Upon the deterioration of that bone, other teeth can begin to shift, causing significant damage to the infrastructure of your mouth, as well as the appearance and health of your smile. Even if a lost tooth is initially unnoticeable, the damage can become a much bigger problem as time goes on.
Dr. Imm is trained in a revolutionary new way of completing dental implants, making it possible to complete the implant in just one visit! The technique is customized to each patient, giving them the most comfortable and efficient experience possible to restore their smile.