There are many benefits to choosing dental implants over other restorative procedures for replacing missing teeth. Not only do dental implants look and feel more like your natural teeth, but they also provide stability that is unmatched by removable dental prosthetics such as traditional dentures and partials. For replacement of a single tooth, dental implants are ideal.
Dental implants require a minor surgery for placement. A small screw-like titanium post is inserted into the jawbone in the place where the tooth was lost. Over time, the bone in the jaw will integrate with the post, giving the implant the stability of a natural tooth. A crown is placed on the implant post. This gives the implant a natural, realistic appearance. Dental implants can replace a single tooth, and they can support a full arch denture.
Traditional dentures can become loose over time. Food debris often slips under the denture, causing pain or discomfort. Embarrassing moments can occur if your dentures should slip or dislodge when eating, speaking or laughing. Many individuals use messy adhesive pastes or powders to keep their dentures from moving. Unfortunately, these adhesives will only last so long before they lose their grip. Dental implants eliminate all these disadvantages.
Excellence in Implant Dentistry
Dental implants provide aesthetics and function that far surpasses traditional methods of tooth replacement. Additionally, they keep your bone healthy. When a tooth is lost, over time, the bone and gums in that area shrink. This affects the structure of your face and in some cases, the bone loss can cause you to look older than your age. Dental implants keep the bone stimulated so that it does not lose density or shape.
Placement of dental implants requires skill and precision. Dr. Bob Perkins has the experience and expertise needed to ensure your dental implants are placed correctly and will last. Using the latest in advanced techniques and materials, your dental implant will serve you well for years to come. With proper care and regular dental checkups, you will find that your dental implants will be one of the bests investments you can make in your dental health.
Missing teeth should be replaced as soon as possible for optimal oral health. If you have one or more teeth missing, contact Smiles in Malibu. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Perkins for more information about dental implants, the gold standard for tooth replacement.