The Mugford Center Covid-19 Update
At The Mugford Center we prioritize the safety of our patients and employees. We have always taken extra precautions to provide our patients with a clean and sterile environment. In these times we make sure to go above and beyond what the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, the American Dental Association, and the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners recommends. Our goal is to make everyone who comes into our office feel as comfortable as they possibly can.
-Dr. David Mugford and The Mugford Center team.
Posted on 3/20/2019 by David Mugford
|If you have broken, chipped or lost teeth, you have several options to fix the problem. The solutions range from veneers, to dentures, to living with the problem to implants. Many people think of implants as an expensive option that takes time and is painful.
They avoid this option because they do not understand how implants improve their oral health. It is something that people need to know about when they have to decide what to do with the problems they have with their teeth.
Filling the Gaps in TeethThe first way that implants improve dental health is by filling in the gaps that result when teeth are broken or lost. The implants provide support to the surrounding teeth. This prevents them from shifting and moving. It can also help prevent any more teeth from breaking or falling out.
Implants also improve the appearance. Instead of gaps in the teeth that prevent a person from smiling, the implants look like the natural teeth. People with implants are not afraid to eat the foods they want and to show everyone how much they enjoy it with a big smile.
Other Benefits of ImplantsFilling in the gaps may seem like an obvious way to improve oral health, but it is not the only way that implants accomplish this. They also help with bone density. Missing teeth also lead to bone loss. When implants are in place, the bone does not suffer.
Implants also help prevent the spread of gum disease. Missing or broken teeth provide an area for bacterial growth that can lead to gum disease. The implants fill in the spaces. It also means the surrounding teeth are less likely to develop cavities because there are less bacteria.
The other choice many people turn to instead of implants is dentures. Dentures present their own list of problems which do not happen with implants. Instead of causing more problems, the implants prevent them from happening.
For more information about this or any other dental health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment.