Do you have a space in your smile resulting from a lost or extracted tooth? Are you unsure of what options are available to you? Are you concerned about picking a restoration that doesn’t meet your budget or lifestyle? Dr. Steven E. Holbrook understands. He is an Albuquerque, NM area dentist who has over three decades of experience in providing general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. Patients of the community who are in need of tooth replacement options are encouraged to request a consultation appointment at his practice.
What options are available?
There are a few primary options available to patients when they are seeking tooth replacement. These options include:
- Full dentures
- Partial dentures
- Porcelain dental bridges
- Dental implants
In many instances, dental implants are far superior than their alternatives. This is because of the many benefits they provide. Dental implants are chosen because they are:
- Easy to care for
Why are dental implants the best tooth replacement?
In addition to the benefits above, dental implants are also the only tooth replacement option that can counteract bone resorption. Bone resorption is the loss of bone that can occur when patients are missing teeth or have them extracted for decay or disease. This bone resorption is what causes full denture wearers to experience a “sunken in” appearance to the lower third of their face. Without teeth in place, the bone will shrink. When placing dental implants, however, the implant stimulates the process of osseointegration, which is the natural growth of bone around the implant itself. Not only does this help in growing bone in the area, but it also provides a steady foundation for the implant. This is what makes implants the strongest, most reliable tooth replacement option for patients.
Speak to Dr. Steven E. Holbrook about placing dental implants
If you reside in the area of Albuquerque, NM and want to discuss the advantages of dental implants for your smile, connect with the team at Comprehensive Dental Care to learn more. The office is conveniently located in Suite C at 8228 Louisiana Boulevard NE and can be reached by phone to request a visit at (505) 881-1159.