Helping you to keep your natural teeth for as long as possible is every dentist's goal. With preventive dentistry, good oral hygiene habits, and a healthy lifestyle, more and more people are keeping their teeth well into old age. But tooth loss is still a big problem for millions of American adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost half of American adults over age 30 are missing at least one tooth, and over 40 million are missing all of their natural teeth. While the risk for gum disease related tooth loss increases with age, young people are not immune. Whether you have lost teeth due to an accident, sports injury, or oral health problems, you have options and don't have to live with a damaged, incomplete smile. Dr. John Burns, a dentist in Hingham, MA, recommends dental implants for healthy adults looking for a long term solution.
Invest in a Beautiful, Healthy Smile with Dental Implants in Hingham, MA
There's more than meets the eye when it comes to good oral health and a beautiful smile. What's happening behind the scenes in your gums doesn't get as much attention as what you see when your smile, but it's equally important. When you lose a tooth, the bone tissue in your gums starts to erode. Over time, this can increase your risk of periodontal (gum) disease, infections, and affect the general stability of your teeth.
An implant replaces the root of the missing tooth in the socket, so in addition to acting as a stable and secure anchor for a cosmetic crown, it also helps to prevent bone loss. Some of the benefits of dental implants include:
- Look and feel just like a natural tooth
- Can be used to replace a single tooth, or to support an entire set of dentures if you suffer from full tooth loss
- Don't require adhesives or constant adjustments - once they're in, you won't even remember that it's not your "real" tooth
- Offer a long term solution when properly cared for
If you are in good health, can commit to a dedicated oral hygiene routine and follow up dental care, and have enough bone density to support an implant, you may be a good candidate for dental implants!
Find a Dentist in Hingham, MA
For more information about dental implants and how they can help you get your smile and oral health back, contact our office today by calling (781) 749-6750 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Burns.