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Discover the Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are a modern approach for treating an incomplete smile, and though they require a larger investment, especially of time, they do offer longer-lasting results than the alternatives. To learn more about them reach out to Dr. Mark Artzer in Newport News, VA.

Missing Teeth

It's important to treat the gaps in your smile as early as possible, as missing teeth represent more than an unsightly nuisance. When there is an empty space the other teeth tend to shift inside your mouth and can lead to other problems. Crowding, for instance, can make cleaning in between your teeth difficult, which allows plaque to remain and can eventually cause decay and gum disease. Missing teeth can also alter your bite, which can complicate chewing and can cause jaw joint disorders.

Depending on the number of missing teeth, their absence can alter the appearance of your face, making you look older.

Treating the Gaps in Your Smile

Thankfully, your dentist has at their disposal a number of treatments to help correct the gaps in your smile. Dental implants however offer a number of distinct advantages over the rest.

Dental bridges remain an excellent choice for those wishing to replace a missing tooth, or more. But whereas bridges require the teeth adjacent to the gap to act as support for the new tooth, dental implants take an entirely different approach. A titanium post is permanently implanted in the empty space which will act as a root for the crown that will replace your tooth. In this way, the neighboring teeth are not impacted, and the result is a tooth that looks, feels, and acts like a natural tooth.

Through this same methodology, implanting a post that will act as support, your dentist can replace multiple teeth, even full dentures, which will be free of the traditional complaints of this device.

Dental Implants in Newport News, VA

To explore your options, and to find out if you're a candidate for the procedure, make an appointment today with Dr. Artzer in Newport News, VA, by dialing (757) 595-8405.

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