Doctor Roessler on Dental Implants
Dental implants are a great option for patients that have missing teeth. The important thing with dental implants is that you have to have bone to put the dental implant in so that it’s supported and there’s enough bone in it to support the crown, or the bridge, or whatever you’re trying to do for that dental implant.
Most of the patients, if they lose a tooth, will have to get what’s called a graft first to be able to keep the bone if they’ve lost a tooth. If they don’t have a graft, what can happen with the bone is it can disappear and lose some of that bone so that a dental implant may not be an option for them in the future.
So dental implants are also important if you lose a tooth to prevent the other teeth from shifting. If you lose a tooth in back or in front, the other teeth on either side or around the tooth can move. Not only can upset the way that the teeth look but also start affecting the way that the teeth come together as far as what your bite is. Dental implants is a way of replacing that tooth and keeping that tooth that you’ve lost and preventing the other teeth from shifting.