Dentures for Missing Teeth aren’t Your Only Resort

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If you have missing teeth, talk to Dr. Jack Ringer from Dental Cosmetics Anaheim Hills about the best replacement for missing teeth, dental implants.

Dental implants are surgically implanted into your jawbone with titanium screws or posts. Once the area or areas have healed, natural looking artificial teeth are placed over the top giving you a beautiful smile, and best of all your new teeth are just as strong, if not stronger, than your natural teeth.

Millions of people in the United States suffer from tooth loss, which is mostly caused by periodontal disease, tooth decay, tooth trauma or an injury. Up until a few decades ago, the only missing teeth treatment options available were dentures or bridges, but not anymore.

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is used to replace your missing teeth. Without those roots, your jawbone doesn’t get the exercise it needs from chewing and biting and will eventually break down and resorb into the jawbone. This is referred to as bone resorption.

missing teethAccording to Dr. Jack Ringer from Dental Cosmetics Anaheim Hills, there are several advantages to dental implants that include:

Improved Speech-Poor fitting dentures or bridges can cause them to slip in your mouth. Not only will this cause you to slur or mumble your words, but it may actually become too painful to talk.

Appearance-Because dental implants feel and look like natural teeth, they will be permanent. You won’t have to worry about slippage or bone resorption giving you a beautiful and youthful looking smile.

Comfort-Dental implants are part of you eliminating the discomfort and pain that comes with removable dentures.

Easier to Eat-Because implants act like your teeth, you can eat those ribs and corn on the cob that you used to love. Dental implants make it easy to enjoy your favorite foods without pain or discomfort.

Self-esteem-If you have missing teeth, especially in the front of your mouth; you know how uncomfortable it is to flash a toothy grin. Dental implants replace missing teeth and will give you a reason to smile again. Dental implants will give you your self-confidence back.

Better Oral Health-Tooth supported dental bridges require some reduction of the teeth on either side of the missing tooth to make way for the dental bridge. Dental implants require no alteration of the abutment teeth improving your overall oral health. With individual implants, you will also have access between your teeth making brushing and flossing much easier.

Strength and Durability-Because dental implants are surgically placed in your jawbone, they can last your entire life, however, just like natural teeth your dental implants require good oral hygiene habits. Dentures have to be replaced every ten years or even sooner if you have lost weight or had any other changes to your mouth.

Convenient-Dental implants eliminate the often-embarrassing inconvenience. With dental implants, you will not have to worry about messy adhesives or having them fall out when you are enjoying a meal at your favorite restaurant. Dental implants are permanent and act just like your natural teeth.

The success rate for dental implants is about 98 percent with good oral hygiene habits. Brushing at least twice a day along with daily flossing will help your dental implants stay healthy.

Is Everyone a Candidate for Dental Implants?

missing teethDr. Ringer explains that anyone who is healthy enough for oral surgery or a dental extraction can be a good candidate for dental implants. However, you must have healthy gums so that there is enough jawbone to hold the dental implant. People who smoke or have heart disease or diabetes may not be good candidates for dental implants. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Ringer who can determine if dental implants are a good fit for you.

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You don’t’ have to deal with missing teeth or uncomfortable dentures. Dr. Ringer will be able to determine if dental implants for missing teeth are the right choice for you.

Call or click and schedule a no obligation dental implants consultation with Dr. Jack Ringer today.

A new smile is waiting from Dental Cosmetics Anaheim Hills. Call or click for your dental implant consultation today.

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