When compared to no treatment or traditional tooth replacement treatments, dental implants offer many more benefits. Montclair Plaza Dental Group, a dental office located in Montclair, CA, recommends teeth implants over other options because of the numerous advantages they offer. Dr. Vijay Patel offers all types of implant supported restorations and is excited to share the many benefits they offer.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are designed to be very stable and last a lifetime making them the most reliable solution for tooth loss. The implants are surgically placed in the jaw bone and will fuse with the surrounding bone. They will remain there forever creating a very durable and reliable base for your dental restoration. They have a 98% success rate and are the number one recommended solution.
You will forever be happy and confident with your smile knowing you won’t have to worry about the instability of removable tooth replacement options. As long as your care for them properly, they should last a lifetime. Brush, floss and visit our Montclair, CA dentist office at least twice a year for a check-up and cleaning just like you normally would.
Improve Your Oral Health
Replacing a missing tooth or teeth with dental implants will help keep your oral health in check. When teeth go missing your gums begin to recede, the jaw bone begins to deteriorate, and the surrounding teeth will begin to shift. You are also at a greater risk of gum disease and additional tooth loss.
If you choose dentures or a dental bridge to replace your teeth, it will prevent the other teeth from shifting, but you will slowly experience bone loss over the years. This can change the shape of your face and your restoration will need to adjusted or replaced. The prevention of bone loss is one of the best benefits to choosing dental implants to replace your teeth. The implant post that is surgically implanted into the jaw bone will actually act a tooth root providing stimulation for the bone and that will prevent bone loss. Implants will also prevent gum disease and additional tooth loss.
If you choose a dental bridge then the adjacent, healthy teeth will need to be grinded down in order to accommodate it. The healthy teeth that sit on either side of the bridge are essentially being damaged to replace one or a few teeth. Implants will only replace the teeth that are missing and will leave your healthy teeth intact.
Similar to Natural Teeth
Having missing teeth can create a damaging effect on your self-esteem. While replacing them with removable options may hold the shape of your face, dentures and partials are known to be bulky, uncomfortable and very noticeable. Since they are not very stable, they can also slip around in your mouth, cause slurred speech, and sometimes even fall out leading to an embarrassing situation.
Dental implants are the next best thing compared to natural teeth. The implant anchored restoration will be fabricated to blend in seamlessly with your other teeth. Each restoration is custom made to match the color of your other teeth and shaped to look like natural teeth. Not only do dental implants appear natural, they also feel and function like your natural teeth. Since the implants posts are surgically placed in your jawbone, they are very stable and leave you with no worries of them slipping around or falling out. This also will allow you to eat a variety of foods with little to no restrictions. Not many people will even know you have fake teeth!