The best way to replace missing teeth is usually considered to be dental implants. Dental implants are the only type of solution for missing teeth that actually replace the tooth root. The roots of your teeth play a vital role in maintaining jaw structure, and when a tooth root goes missing, it can lead to bone loss and eventually jaw collapse if enough are missing.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants consist of a titanium post that is implanted into the jaw, where it fuses with the jaw bone through a process called osseointegration. A prosthetic tooth is then attached securely to this post, which fills the gap in your smile and prevents neighboring teeth from shifting.
Dental implants can be performed for a single missing tooth, or they can be used to support dentures if all of the teeth are missing. Implant-supported dentures are much more secure than typical adhesive dentures, and provide greater biting power and stability. In addition, implant-supported dentures prevent the jaw collapse that is often seen in elderly men and women who use adhesive dentures.
Dental implants can also be used to support a dental bridge or partial denture if you are missing two or more teeth, but are not in need of full dentures.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Dental implants offer many benefits, including:
- Stable and secure
- Replace the tooth root
Bridges and adhesive dentures do not replace tooth roots, and they will likely need to replaced after a decade or so. However, they can still be good options if you are not a candidate for dental implants. Ask Dr. Jorge Montane which dental treatment is right for you.
Schedule Your Dental Implants Consultation
If you have missing teeth, replacing them is one of the best things you can do for your oral health. Call Montane Dental Care at 510-795-0444 today to schedule your free consultation.
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