There are a variety of options available for replacing lost teeth. Many people may think first of dentures or a dental bridge. In fact, most dentists recommend dental implants wherever possible. Dental implants are the most natural option for replacing missing teeth and can be counted on for beautiful results.
What Makes Dental Implants So Good?
Dental implants come down to the post and the crown.
The post is where the name “dental implant” comes from. A titanium screw will be inserted into the tooth socket in the jaw bone. This screw supports the implant and is more permanent and secure than the wires or adhesives used to place dentures and partials.
Another key advantage of the post is that it supports the jaw bone. Bone loss is a very common complication of tooth loss. Without the root for support, the bone dissolves over time. The implant replicates the role of the root and supports the jaw bone, preventing bone loss.
Dentures and dental bridges can decay over time. The crown, however, is made of a high-quality dental ceramic that mimics natural tooth material. This not only looks better, but it also works better. A properly cared for dental implant can last for thirty years or more. That is more than three times the average lifespan of a dental bridge. The crown is durable, easily repaired or replaced, and indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
Dentures and partials require special cleaners and care to keep them looking their best. Dental bridges can trap food particles. Dental implants, on the other hand, are designed to mimic natural teeth in every way. This includes care. Eat what you want without fear and, when you’re done, brush your dental implants just as you do your other teeth.
Schedule a Consultation
Could dental implants be right for you? Drs. Kush Patel and Krutav Patel at Craft Smiles would love to help you find out. To schedule a consultation, contact our Fullerton, CA office on our website or at (714) 888-7008.