Dental implants are one of several options available for replacing missing teeth. They include a man made root that is placed in the jaw and a restoration over the top that looks and functions like a natural tooth. Implants can be used to replace a single tooth, several, or as an attachment to stabilize a denture or other restoration.
Here are 3 reasons why we may recommend dental implants for your tooth replacement needs.
We think a little differently about saving risky teeth now. Before implants were available our focus was on doing all we could to save a troubled tooth, knowing how important each one was to your oral health. But, sometimes, even after we had done everything within reason, the tooth would fail.
Now that we have the option of placing implants instead, we may recommend letting go of a tooth with a poor prognosis earlier. This can save you time, money, and related dental problems in the long run.
We know that a dental implant can look, feel and function like a natural tooth, while eliminating the risk of treatment that may not be successful. You can trust that we will evaluate your situation carefully and provide options that will allow you to continue smiling, chewing, and enjoying a healthy mouth.
Dental implants allow us to treat each tooth individually. Some tooth replacement options require restorations on neighboring teeth. This can be a good thing if they will be made stronger by the treatment, but implants allow us to leave them alone if they won’t.
There are also times when the neighboring teeth are unhealthy or not strong enough to anchor a false tooth, which can add risk to a tooth replacement project. With implants we can increase the probability of success by not having to attach to unreliable teeth.
Dental implants may be less expensive in the long run. In most cases, implants can last for your lifetime, while other options may need to be redone. This can make them one of the most convenient, reliable, and cost effective tooth replacement options available.
If you would like to learn more about dental implants, give us a call. We would love to support you in discovering the best options for keeping your smile healthy and happy.
KN Dentistry – Orange, CA – (714) 633-2562