Why Dental Implants are the Best Tooth Replacement Option
When it comes to replacing a missing tooth, the first option that our Newport Beach dentist likes to consider is a dental implant. The reason is that dental implants are, hand down, the best tooth replacement option available in modern dentistry!
What Is A Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a sterile, surgical-grade, titanium post that is inserted into the bone. There, it mimics the root of your missing tooth and is used as an anchor to hold a tooth restoration (artificial tooth), known as a crown.
Dental Implants are the Best Tooth Replacement Option
When considering other choices, dental implants are the best tooth-replacement option for the following reasons:
Implants Are Permanently Fixed
Unlike other tooth replacement treatments, implants and their crowns are permanently fixed, meaning that you don’t have to worry about keeping up with them, taking them out at night, or them falling out of your mouth at inopportune times.
The biggest benefit when getting a dental implant and ensuring that it lasts the rest of your lifetime is avoiding gum disease. Since dental implants rely on the bone to stay in place, you need to keep the surrounding tissues healthy. Gum disease is notorious for deteriorating bone. In people with advanced stages of gum disease, there is so little bone that their dental implants loosen and fall out.
To prevent gum disease, make sure that you’re brushing and flossing regularly, as well as visiting our Newport Beach implant dentist every six months for a cleaning. Our hygienists have special tools that can clean your implant and ensure that there is no plaque or tartar buildup left behind. The buildup is what cause the bacteria and infection which leads to gum disease.
Doesn’t Affect Other Teeth
Years ago, the go-to tooth replacement option was a dental bridge. One of the downfalls of a dental bridge is the fact that, for it to stay in place, a dentist has to trim down the teeth on the adjacent sides of the space being filled. Often times there’s nothing wrong with these teeth and doing unnecessary work on healthy teeth is frowned upon. When dental implants presented with a new way of replacing a missing tooth that didn’t affect other teeth, dentists were thrilled at the solution.
The crown that is attached to your implant is custom made at a dental laboratory. Our technicians make every effort to design and fabricate a natural-looking tooth that matches your overall smile. This is a better choice than other popular tooth replacement options where teeth are selected from a catalog with limited options on shapes, sizes, and shades.
Implants Are Comfortable
In addition to looking natural, implant teeth feel just like your natural smile. Also, compared to other tooth replacement options, implants stay in place and don’t wear on your gums like removable prosthetics that can slide around. You won’t have to worry about using massive amounts of denture adhesive to hold them in place, and they’ll never rub your tissue or cause sore spots.
Preserve Your Bone and Facial Profile
When you have a tooth pulled, your bone starts to deteriorate and keeps diminishing over time. As a result, your face gradually starts to appear sunken in, wrinkles become more apparent, your skin seems looser, and you look tired and older than what you are.
Replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant helps maintain a healthy amount of bone, which supports your facial structure and keeps you looking more youthful.
Implants Don’t Affect Your Speech
Having bulky partials or dentures in your mouth may cause your speech to become altered. Implants are small and you won’t have to worry about not being able to pronounce certain words or make specific sounds.
They Don’t Affect Your Taste Buds
A dental implant and its crown only take the place a one tooth. There’s no annoying “plate” that’s covering the roof of your mouth or blocking your taste buds. You can still enjoy all of the same foods that you’ve always loved.
Dental Implants Give Your Peace of Mind
After seeing all these benefits, it’s easy to see that dental implants give you the assurance you need when it comes to the best tooth replacement option available. You don’t have to worry about the added considerations of removable appliances, altered tooth structure, or anatomy changes.
Dental Implant Dentist in Newport Beach, CA
Do you have a missing tooth? Are you interested in finding out if you qualify for a dental implant? Call our Newport Beach dentist for an appointment today. Dr. Desiree Yazdan and the team at The Center For Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry always love meeting new people and helping them achieve their smile makeover goals. Schedule a consultation today!
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