Do You Have Gaps in Your Smile?

Missing Teeth Can Affect More Than Just Your Aesthetics

If you have missing teeth, your oral function and emotional wellbeing can drastically fall, even just days after tooth loss. Having gaps in your smile affect the attractiveness of your smile and can impact your relationships with other people, especially if you are self-conscious of your incomplete smile. Missing teeth can make it harder for you to eat the foods you love and can eventually cause you to completely change your diet to soft foods. And without the tooth root stimulating your jaw bone, the structure will begin to resorb, which causes a more sunken-in, aged facial appearance. Tooth loss can also affect your remaining teeth, causing them to shift out of proper alignment, throwing off your bite and how your teeth come together when you close your mouth.

The Ideal Solution for Tooth Loss

While many options exist to replace missing teeth, like dentures, bridges or flippers, none of them compare to the advantages of dental implants. Dental implants are made of a biocompatible titanium post that fuses to your jaw bone just like a natural tooth root. This creates a stable hold that does not require pastes or surrounding teeth for support and can put your mind at ease that your teeth will not just fall out! Once restored with a dental crown, your dental implant will look virtually identical to a natural tooth in appearance and function. Dental implants can be used to replace individual, multiple and even an entire arch of missing teeth!

Choose a Periodontist for Successful Tooth Replacement

Dr. Alfred Lopez is an experienced periodontist who specializes in replacing missing teeth with dental implants. He has been in periodontal practice in the Albuquerque, NM area for over three decades and is experienced in their successful placement for long-term results. We use advanced technology and sedation dentistry to give you optimal results in a pain and anxiety-free manner. Once you have your dental implants placed in your jaw, a restorative dentist will place the crowns over the titanium posts to give you a finalized and natural-looking tooth. If you have one or more missing teeth, schedule a consultation with Dr. Lopez to find out if dental implants are for you!

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