There are several options for patients with missing teeth. Each case is different, but I often recommend dental implants because of the long-term benefits they provide that are unmatched by any other solution. On top of basic function, implants are permanent protection from bone loss in the jaw that occurs when teeth are lost.
Overtime, the lack of tooth root creates deterioration of the jaw bone. This is because without that stimulation, the body cannot produce vital tissue. As a result of a broken down jaw, the face begins to appear sunken and hollow. Implants actually replace the root of the tooth, furnishing the stimulation to keep the jaw healthy.
Dental implants are custom designed to fit in with your smile. After the process is complete, patients regain the ability to eat virtually anything and there is no removal or special cleaning process. You will not be able to see, feel or notice a difference between the implants and your natural teeth. An implant case can often turns into a cosmetic dentistry procedure where were perform a full mouth reconstruction or, “smile makeover.” This gives patients the opportunity to design the smile they’ve always wanted.
Do you have questions about missing teeth or dental implants? Please don’t hesitate to contact me: 858-866-9692