If you have missing teeth, Dr. Ahmad Eslami can restore your smile with dental implants.
The cause of missing teeth is frequently the result of untreated gum disease, tooth decay and injuries. As many as 70 percent of adults are missing a tooth by age 44 and more than 25 percent of adults are missing all of their teeth by age 74.
Dental implants with periodontist Dr. Eslami are an excellent alternative to traditional dentures and fixed bridges for missing teeth. Both appliances, which sit on the gum line or depend on existing teeth to function, are still available to replace missing teeth, but they do cause some problems:
• Bone damage. Dentures and bridges don’t make any contact with the jaw bone, resulting in bone loss. Then the muscles in the face can begin to droop, giving dentures a loose, poor fit.
• Embarrassing noise. Dentures that don’t fit tightly anymore often make clicking sounds when patients eat or speak, which can be embarrassing.
• Weakened teeth. A dental bridge is supported by two existing teeth, called abutments, which have to be grinded down first. This weakens teeth and places them at increased risk of damage.
Dental implants for missing teeth from West Allis Periodontist Dr. Eslami have strength and endurance.
Made of body-friendly titanium and designed to fight decay, dental implants are great for missing teeth, because they fuse with your jaw bone (osseointegration) to function just like human teeth. Dental implants also have an excellent success rate and they last for decades. Patients looking to replace or reinforce old dentures and bridges should also consider dental implants.
Why patients with missing teeth prefer dental implants from West Allis periodontist Dr. Eslami:
• Dental implants feel, look and function like normal teeth.
• No embarrassing noise or slips when eating and talking.
• Dental implants behave like human teeth roots, stimulating the jaw bone to keep it intact, healthy and functional.
A Dental Implant Consultation with Dr. Eslami to replace missing teeth
When you visit Dr. Eslami about your missing teeth, he will examine your mouth and discuss your options. If he sees bone loss, you may need to consider a bone graft first. Moderate to severe gum disease will also require treatment. Certain health conditions or medications could be a concern, although in most cases, patients who have general dentistry work are usually OK to have dental implants too. If you smoke, please tell Dr. Eslami.