Dental implants are growing in popularity. According to the National Library of Medicine, while less than 1 percent of people had implants in 2000, the number grew to nearly 6 percent by 2016. And it’s projected that up to 23 percent of people will choose to replace teeth with implants in 2026.
Dr. Hoss is a graduate of the Misch Implant Institute, which means you can feel confident trusting your implant treatment to him. Unlike some dentists, he both places implants in your jaw and attaches replacement teeth to them. Some dentists outsource implant placement to an oral surgeon and only do the second part of the treatment. With his advanced training, you can avoid the hassle of visiting another office.
Check out some of the reasons implants are becoming the gold standard for teeth replacement:
- Stop Bone Loss – When you lose teeth, you also lose their roots. This can have a big effect on your mouth. In addition to keeping teeth in place, roots also stimulate the jaw to keep the bone strong. Without roots, your jaw will shrink – as much as 25 percent in the first year alone. This can change your facial structure and make you look older. Dental implants act as artificial tooth roots and stimulate your jawbone the same way that real roots do. This keeps the bone intact.
- Replace Any Number of Teeth – Implants can replace a single tooth, several teeth, or even all of your teeth. Depending on your needs, Dr. Hoss will restore implants with crowns, a bridge, or dentures. Thanks to his advanced skills, he can even attach a full arch of teeth to as few as four implants. Using a special procedure called an All-on-4, it may be possible for you to get implants and new teeth all in one visit. This is usually the most affordable way to replace complete arches of teeth with implants.
- Natural Feel and Function – Dental implants feel so natural, most people forget they even have them. They give you chewing strength nearly equal to what you had before losing teeth. You can eat anything you want, from crunchy apples to corn-on-the-cob.
- No More Floppy Dentures – Conventional dentures simply sit on top of your gums, held in place by suction. Most people use adhesive for added security. Still, dentures can slip out of place. They also loosen over time, due to bone loss in your jaw. When dentures are attached to implants, they aren’t going anywhere. You won’t have to worry about any embarrassing slips or about a relining procedure to improve the fit. Best of all, you’ll never need adhesive.
Ready to replace teeth with implants? Call us at 860-926-3781 for an appointment in Tolland, CT.