Welcome to the Advanced Dental of Las Cruces blog! We are glad that spring is here. And we want to help you get your smile camera-ready before all the fun outings begin. Of course, if you are missing teeth, you may not feel much like smiling or getting out to socialize. But that is no way to go through life!
Adult tooth loss can be devastating to your self-image, not to mention the way that others perceive you. Beyond that, it can actually be dangerous to your health.
Whether it is the slow result of advanced gum disease or prolonged decay, or the fast product of a dental emergency such as a car crash or sports injury, our team can help find a replacement solution for one or more of your missing (or badly damaged teeth). That is what restorative dentistry is all about!
If you ever find yourself in this situation, dental implants may be your best bet for turning your life around!
Dental Implants For A Better Life
Here’s the thing: when you lose teeth as an adult, your jaw will begin to shrink and your remaining teeth will shift around in an attempt to fill in the missing spaces. That won’t be good for you. To keep that from happening, a dental implant post (made of titanium) can be inserted by our oral surgery team into your jawbone wherever there is an empty slot.
This post helps maintain bone mass and prevent movement in your natural teeth. Once in place, the post will immediately begin to fuse with your jawbone making a strong anchor for a replacement tooth.
After your jawbone has had enough time to heal, crowns or bridges will be placed on top of the posts to provide you with a gorgeous, natural-looking smile. A big benefit of dental implants is that you will be able to carry on like you would with natural teeth, eating and laughing without hesitation or embarrassment.
The best part is that each custom crown will feel and look so natural that no one will ever be able to tell that you lost any teeth to begin with.
Implants At Advanced Dental
To kickstart the process, it will be necessary for you to come in for a consultation because the type of implant that is best for you will depend on your unique situation, and other factors such as your bone density and overall health.
When you come in for that initial appointment, we will take X-rays and images of your mouth. You will also have the opportunity to speak with our specialists about your options, and we will let you know what our treatment recommendations are.
In the event that you are a good candidate for dental implants, we will go over the procedure and the plan for aftercare treatment so you will be fully prepared for what you are getting into.
See For Yourself!
There’s no need to go on living with a brokedown smile. We are confident that we can provide you with beautiful new replacement teeth that will last a lifetime (with proper care).
Contact us today to schedule a free dental implant consultation at our Las Cruces, New Mexico office!