All of us want to be able to smile, talk and eat with confidence. However, if you are one of the 178 million Americans who are missing one or more of their teeth than you may not have that total confidence.
You may be considering the different options to choose from to replace the lost tooth or teeth. The most common options are dental implants, dentures, and bridges. At California Oral Surgery and Implantology we recommend that you replace your tooth or teeth with dental implants and we would like to explain why.
5 REASONS TO CHOOSE DENTAL IMPLANTS
DENTAL IMPLANTS LOOK JUST LIKE NATURAL TEETH
Missing one or more teeth can affect your smile and confidence. If you choose dental implants they will be made to look like your natural teeth. No one will be able to see the difference once they are in unless you tell them. You won’t notice a difference either as you can confidently eat crispy foods such as apples and corn on the cob without worrying that they will break or come out.
DENTAL IMPLANTS ARE PERMANENT
Dental implants are much more durable than other options and are permanently fixed to your jaw. You don’t need to deal with or worry about sticky or messy adhesives as you do with dentures. They are also resistant to decay.
If you don’t take care of dentures properly then they can get dry and stiff. Unlike implants, they won’t stimulate bone growth in your jaw which can affect the shape of your jaw ridge and the fit of your dentures making them uncomfortable to wear.
DENTAL IMPLANTS ARE EASY TO CLEAN
Although you don’t need to worry about your implants getting cavities, you still need to keep them clean. You will still need to visit the dentist too to make sure that your gums and jaw are healthy. However, there aren’t any difficult cleaning routines or special products that you need to keep your implants clean. Simply clean and floss as you would normal teeth.
DENTAL IMPLANTS PROMOTE A HEALTHY JAW
Dental implants imitate the same function as the roots in natural teeth. Not only do they provide a strong foundation for your teeth but they also stimulate bone growth in your jaw. This is an important function because like all tissue in the body, there is a constant renewal of cells as old ones die. If your jaw experiences bone loss then your jaw can start to change shape and you are at risk of losing more teeth.
DENTAL IMPLANTS CAN REPLACE ONE OR ALL OF YOUR TEETH
Dental implants can be made to suit your needs. It doesn’t matter if you are missing one, three, or all 32 of your teeth. The surgeons at California Oral Surgery and Implantology can help you with what you need.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I WANT DENTAL IMPLANTS?
If you think dental implants are for you, talk to your dentist, and get a referral. Then schedule a consultation with the experts at California Oral Surgery and Implantology.
The surgeons provide comprehensive consultations and exams using state-of-the-art 3D imaging, bone scans, and X-rays to collect details about your jaw and any remaining natural teeth. They use this information to plan the placement of your dental implants and custom-design the crowns to give you a perfect, natural-looking smile.
Call California Oral Surgery and Implantology today or schedule a consultation online to learn more about dental implants and if they’re the right tooth replacement option for you.
Can you get dental implants if you wear dentures?
Interestingly enough, implants are most popularly used by those who use full or partial dentures.
Are dental implants as strong as natural teeth?
Natural teeth are stronger and better than a dental implant. However, if your tooth has significant decay then dental implants are a better option.