When you lose one or more of your teeth, this could eventually lead to major complications for your overall oral health. In order to prevent these issues and preserve your facial structure. In today’s blog, your Vista, CA, dentist looks at how we replace missing teeth with dental implants, and what benefits they offer long-term.
Creating New Roots
Traditional tooth replacement options don’t have roots. Instead, they tend to rely on crowns, metal clasps, and suction to stay in place. This means they may then require replacement as the jaw ridge changes shape, usually after about ten years. However, with dental implants we insert small screw-like devices made from biocompatible titanium. They bond with the bone tissue and act as new tooth roots, stimulating the growth of bone tissue to prevent the loss of mass and density. The jaw ridge won’t change shape, so your new teeth can last decades, potentially even a lifetime. This also helps patients avoid signs of aging due to tooth loss!
Designing and Fabricating a Restoration
After we insert the roots, and they bond with the jawbone through a process known as osseointegration, we address the visible portion of the new tooth. This is typically in the form of a custom-made dental crown, which absorbs daily bite forces and also offer a lifelike appearance as we create them from materials like all-porcelain. We attach them to the roots with an abutment, securing the visible portion of your new tooth. If you have multiple missing teeth, then we could attach a custom-made bridge or denture to your dental implants. We have solutions for both minor and severe tooth loss.
First, as we touched on above, they stimulate the growth of jawbone tissue, which prevents the aged appearance and jaw ridge changes that often accompanies tooth loss. They also restore your ability to chew and consume a greater variety of foods again, and last for many years to come. Since they look natural, you can once again smile with confidence. If you have any questions about the causes of tooth loss, or about what you can do to preserve your smile, give us a call. If you have one or more missing teeth, then contact our team today to talk about the benefits of implant dentistry. We know that replacing missing teeth helps return smiles to full function, health, and beauty, so you smile without hesitation!
Our Vista, CA Dentist’s Office Replaces Missing Teeth
Our Vista, CA dentist’s office wants to help preserve the health and beauty of your smile by offering lifelike and long-lasting dental implants! For more information on our tooth replacement options, or what you can do to avoid the loss of one or more teeth, then please contact Melrose Dental Arts at 760-724-9117.