Dental Implants are the best choice when it comes to replacing missing teeth. A dental implant is made of titanium; a material that the bone likes and will eventually grow around it, treating it like your natural tooth. The dental implant is placed directly into your jawbone and then a cap is placed over the tooth. The implant is very strong and can last a lifetime as long as proper dental care is followed.
Are you a candidate for dental implants? First, there is no age limit…implants can be done on patients younger than 20 years old to someone well into their 90’s. Implants can benefit anyone who wants the best restoration for their missing teeth. The criteria we need includes a health assessment to assure there are no major complications caused by but not limited to smoking, diabetes etc., this along with your bone quality and the amount of bone you have left will determine if you are a good candidate for a dental implant. Our doctors will make sure that you are a good candidate before recommending dental implants.
Benefits of Dental Implants vs. Bridges
Traditional bridgework involves cutting and preparing the adjacent teeth to treat the missing tooth. This means damaging two other teeth to replace one tooth. With bridges, the crowns are connected so the individual teeth cannot be cleaned properly, making it less hygienic. Also, dental bridges will last about 10 years, whereas dental implants can last a lifetime.
Why Should I Get Dental Implants?
There are many reasons why dental implants may be right for you. When looking into tooth replacement, consider the following attributes of Fullerton Dental Associates’s dental implants:
Comfort: each implant is individually placed and therefore more comfortable than dentures or bridges
Strength: if taken care of properly, they can last you for your entire life
Fit: tends to be better than dentures or bridges
Appearance: they look and feel like your teeth
Speech: since they won’t slip out, you do not run the risk of your implants slurring your words or causing you to mumble
Eating: they stay put so you can eat more easily
Oral Health: other teeth do not have to be altered to fit, like with a bridge, so your teeth are left intact
Flossing: you can floss around your dental implant and other teeth
Cleaner: unlike dentures, there is no need to disinfect or deal with adhesives to keep them in place
How Do I Get Dental Implant?
To begin the dental implant process, you should first make an appointment with a licensed dentist. The friendly staff at Fullerton Dental Associates is ready to take your call and answer any questions you may have about the process. We will create a personal treatment plan for you based on your specific situation.
How Do I Take Care of My Dental Implants?
Dental implants should be treated just like your real teeth. It is important to brush, floss, rinse with ADA approved mouthwash, and schedule dental check-ups regularly. This will keep your implants and teeth looking great and working well.
Give us a call at (714) 671-0300 to set up a consultation so we can help you decide if dental implants are the right move for you.
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