Missing teeth need to be replaced. At Woodland Hills Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we are proud to offer dental implants. Dental implants are a modern alternative to traditional bridges and dentures. This treatment uses small titanium posts, which are surgically implanted into your jawbone. Your bone fuses to the posts, turning them into stable roots that support your replacement crowns. The process for getting dental implants may be more involved, but the treatment offers numerous amazing benefits.
Implants are a very versatile treatment option. They can be used whether you are missing one tooth or you are missing an entire arch. There are even implant options available for those who may not have enough bone mass left in their jaw, which can help you to avoid the need for a bone graft.
With dental implants, your replacement teeth are held securely in place on the posts with small screws. This means that they will not come loose or slip out of place. Because they are secure, you can eat all of your favorite foods without any issues. In addition to restoring your abilities to bite and chew, dental implants also help to improve your digestion. You can thoroughly chew your food, breaking it down so that your body can more easily access the nutrients. Improved digestion can aid in significantly improve your overall nutrition.
In the event of tooth loss, your speech is affected. The teeth control airflow, allowing you to form a wide array of words and sounds. Without teeth, you may develop a lisp. The more teeth you lose, the harder it becomes to speak properly. This can result in difficulty communicating and the need to repeat yourself. Dental implants restore your speech. Moreover, you do not need to worry about having to learn to speak with a foreign object in your mouth. Dental implants feel just like your natural teeth.
Dentures rest directly on your gums. This puts excessive pressure on the sensitive tissue. Dentures can also come loose and rub against your gums, causing painful sores. With dental implants, your crowns are supported by the titanium posts, which are implanted into your jaw, rather than the gums. This means that there is no pressure on the tissue. The crowns are also held securely in place and will not cause sores.
Dentures require a significant amount of additional care. Each night, they need to be removed, brushed, and soaked overnight. After brushing your dentures, you then need to brush your natural teeth and your gums. This care routine can become tedious. With dental implants, they can be brushed and flossed just like the rest of your natural teeth. It is important to brush and floss regularly, even if all of your teeth have been replaced. Even though ceramic cannot develop cavities, the material can still collect plaque and bacteria, which can lead to gum disease. Gum disease can cause implant failure.
Ceramic crowns look just like your natural teeth, providing a seamless restoration of your smile. With your smile restored, your confidence can be greatly improved.
The posts of dental implants work just like the roots of your natural teeth. They restore the stimulation of your jawbone when you chew. This restores the message to your body, and your body responds by sending essential nutrients. This stops and prevents, bone loss in your jaw, preserving its shape and strength.
If you are interested in learning more about dental implants and finding out if they are the best option for you, call Woodland Hills Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery to schedule your consultation today at (818) 999-0900.