Smithtown Implant Dentist
Losing teeth can certainly take its toll on a person. The way in which teeth are lost can cause a considerable amount of dental trauma, but the loss of teeth will also have an effect on a variety of other things after the fact as well. It will change the way that you look, both with your mouth open as well as closed. It will also change the way that you eat and speak, and can hinder both actions as well, and sometimes significantly. But most of all losing teeth will have a dramatic effect on your dental health. All of these factors combined should urge you to consider replacing your teeth as soon as you can our Smithtown implant dentist here at Contemporary Dental Implant Centre can help you make that decision, exploring options such as mini implants and traditional implants.
Losing teeth can make anyone feel self-conscious, whether it is the gaps in your smile or the hollow appearance of your face. It can also make eating a challenge and it may affect how well you speak or it may cause you to pronounce or enunciate certain words differently. But perhaps most significantly, living with teeth missing can put a significant amount of strain on your bite. These are all great reasons as to why you should consider replacing your teeth as soon as you can, including the consideration of mini implants or traditional implants. Our Smithtown implant dentist here at Contemporary Dental Implant Centre can help discuss these options with you right here in our dental office. But you may be wondering what the details are in regards to mini implants vs. traditional implants. Both options involve surgery. They include the surgical insertion of titanium posts that are used as artificial tooth roots. These posts will hold your artificial teeth firmly in place like natural teeth. The main difference between mini and traditional implants is the actual amount of implants used. Mini implants require fewer posts and are used to keep a set of dentures fixed in place. Traditional implants are used to fix every individual artificial tooth to your mouth instead.
Mini implants and traditional implants are both great options, but it is up to you to decide. In some cases, one option may be better for you than the other for personal, medical or other reasons, and our Smithtown implant dentist here at Contemporary Dental Implant Centre can help you learn more and make that decision.