Not so long ago, if you were trying to replace missing teeth in your smile, you would typically be considering dental bridges or dentures. But now you have a more advanced tooth replacement option available, thanks to dental implants. This unique tooth replacement choice looks, feels and functions like your own teeth by replicating the structure of natural teeth as an ideal foundation.
This artificial replacement for the root of your tooth is surgically installed into your jawbone to support a dental crown. The beauty of dental implants is that they simulate natural tooth roots so they effectively support a crown and dentures without impacting the teeth around them. Because they simulate tooth roots, dental implants effectively preserve the bone-supporting teeth that typically shrink when a tooth is gone.
Why Are Dental Implants the Most Sought-After Tooth Replacement Option?
Our oral surgeons recommend dental implants as the gold standard for single tooth replacement option for the following reasons:
-Implants maintain sufficient bone density after a tooth is lost by keeping the essential bone from being resorbed in the jaw.
This is vital for maintaining proper facial structure. Thanks to the implant “roots”, the bone supporting the tooth doesn’t diminish nor does the supporting gum tissue. This allows your jaw to keep its proper shape so your smile looks natural. With dental implants, you won’t have to deal with collapsed facial features that happen when teeth are lost.
-Implants preserve the adjacent teeth. There is no need to file them down into “pegs” as you would with a dental bridge or when attaching a partial denture to surrounding teeth which compromises their long-term health. Instead, your teeth can stay healthy and strong with ongoing dental hygiene and good oral health.
-Implants are made to last a lifetime when taking good care of your smile, making them the most cost-effective treatment over time, unlike other restoration options that need replacing every 5-10 years. The dental implant’s long-term success rate is greater than other treatment methods. Clinical research shows that dental implants have a proven success rate of over 95% with the help of proper dental hygiene, occlusal adjustments and night guard use.
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Our Oral Surgery Partners are happy to speak with you more about dental implants in Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach or Westchester, California. Please call 310-375-0514 to book a consultation. Read more about the benefits of dental implants by visiting Teeth Today.