Unlike dentures and bridges, dental implants exercise the bone acting as tooth roots to keep your gums healthy.
According to your dentist in Anaheim Hills, losing a single tooth affects how you eat and talk. If you lose a tooth in the front of your mouth, it will also affect your appearance and confidence. Teeth that are missing in the back of your mouth cause problems with chewing and brushing and flossing. Your other teeth are also affected if you have a missing tooth.
If you have lost a tooth, it may be affecting your bite. If your teeth aren’t fitting together properly, you’ll have trouble chewing.
Tooth loss also affects your TMJ and the way that your lower and upper align. Missing one tooth causes serious problems with your bite and can prematurely wear down your natural teeth. One lost tooth can also lead to tooth loss.
Dental bridges and partial and full dentures replace missing teeth. However, they do nothing to support your bone. Once a tooth is lost, your bone will begin to disappear changing your appearance and your facial structure. Over the years, patients who have worn dentures experience bone tissue loss in the jaw giving the face that sunken in appearance.
If you wear a dental bridge, you will still experience jawbone loss where the missing tooth is. It’s important to keep the dental appliance clean, as tooth decay and tooth loss can still happen if decay is allowed to grow in the surrounding teeth.
Acting as natural tooth roots. Dr. Ringer and his dental implant team will surgically place titanium posts into your jawbone.
After healing, which can take up to 12 months if other surgical procedures are required, artificial teeth that are matched to the color of your smile are permanently placed over the top of the posts.
Dental implants keep your bone exercised because of the artificial root that is surgically placed into your jawbone. Dental implants stimulate jawbone growth.
These days most people are good candidates for dental implants. Patients who have been wearing dentures or people who are lacking enough bone for support can now benefit from dental implant surgery. Depending on your teeth and gums, you may be able to have your dental implants placed in a single dental implant.
Dr. Ringer and his team of dental implant specialists will determine if you are a good candidate for missing teeth. If you are, a plan will be set out to get you started on your beautiful new smile. Healthy teeth and gums are good for your mouth and your body.
Whether you have a single tooth or several missing teeth, dental implants are the best solution. Call and talk to Dr. Ringer and his team of dental implant specialists in Anaheim Hills. In a single dental implant consultation, you will be well on your way to a brand new healthy smile.
Call for a no obligation dental implant consultation in Orange County today.