Are There Gaps in Your Smile?
Missing teeth can cause a number of problems, including changes in your appearance and changes in your oral health. Gaps in your smile cause your teeth to shift and your jaw bone to deteriorate. Partial dentures and dental bridges can effectively replace individual teeth or groups of teeth, but they do not stop the jaw bone from deteriorating and can make it difficult to properly care for your remaining teeth. Dr. Craig Steichen provides dental implants in Albuquerque, NM. A dental implant replaces the root and the crown of your tooth. This offers a permanent tooth replacement that also gives the jaw bone the stimulation it needs to keep it from deteriorating.