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How Dental Implants Help Save Existing Teeth and Prevent Bone Loss

February 28, 2019
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Posted By: Dr. Lindsay M. Essenmacher, DDS
Dental Implants in Northeast Heights NM | Essenmacher Family Dental

A dental implant is the best tooth replacement option available today. In our Northeast Heights, NM dental office, Dr. Lindsay Essenmacher often recommends implants to replace missing teeth.

Additionally, All-on-4 means four small titanium implants can support an entire row of replacement teeth.

The strength and versatility of dental implants is unbeatable; not to mention the aesthetically appealing results.

However, dental implants do more than restore your smile and up your self-confidence. Dental implants also help save existing teeth and stop bone loss.

Preventing Bone Loss

When teeth are missing or extracted for removable denture placement, your jaw shrinks. This causes denture slippage. Bone loss can also cause existing teeth to shift or loosen over time.

At Essenmacher Family Dental, our implants—directly implanted in your jaw—help stop bone loss because the small titanium posts bond with you bone to keep it viable.

Dental Implants Promote Correct Biting

If you have missing teeth, existing teeth do all the work when chewing. This causes natural teeth to wear down and even break, which may mean future tooth loss.

Our Northeast Heights area dental implants restore your bite and allow for even chewing.

Prevent Teeth From Shifting

At Essenmacher Family Dental, we’ve seen what happens when existing teeth shift toward open gaps.  This leads to crooked teeth and bite issues. Shifting teeth can also change the way you speak.

Dental implants keep existing teeth in place and prevent encroachment. When teeth encroach on one another, this means they are harder to clean and floss, which can mean future tooth loss.

Dental Implants in Northeast Heights, NM

Our Northeast Heights area patients value their new smiles following dental implants. We would love to provide you with the same winning results.

Remember dental implant helps save existing teeth and prevent bone loss.

Contact Us

If you’re considering dental implants—a single implant or All-on-4—we would love to hear from you. Contact our dental office today to schedule an assessment with our implant dentist.

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Dear valued patients,

As many of you know, in response to the recommendations from the American Dental Association and public health orders in place in New Mexico, we have been seeing patients on an urgent/emergency basis only since March 17. As a practice, our first priority is to put the health and safety of our team and community first.  

Because the exact trajectory of this pandemic cannot be anticipated, we are unable to accurately predict when we’ll be able to resume seeing patients for regular dental care.  At this time, public health orders prohibiting elective dental care extend until May 15.  However, we will definitely make an announcement on our website and Facebook when normal hours are resumed. We will also be contacting patients whose appointments were canceled so that we can reschedule.  

In the meantime, if you have any questions about an upcoming appointment, or have a concern about your teeth that you’d like to discuss, please do not hesitate to call our office.  We are happy to assist you in any way we can.  

While we all watch and wait to see what the coming weeks hold for our nation, I pray for health and peace for all of you and those you love.  I know that together, we will get through this. Take care and God bless. Visit our Facebook page for a message from Dr. Essenmacher. 

Best Regards,

Dr. Essenmacher