Not only do missing teeth cause issues with self-confidence, but they also represent some oral health concerns. Both uncomfortable and distressing, missing teeth should always be replaced. Fortunately, for our El Dorado Hills, CA area patients, there are several great options for teeth replacement. From dental appliances like partials and dentures to fixed dental bridges, there are choices.
However, out of all the options you have for tooth replacement, the sturdiest, most natural-looking, and longest-lasting pick is always dental implants. Dental implants from our team at El Dorado Hills Town Center Dental look and feel the most like natural teeth, and they function as natural teeth do as well.
Dental implants replace a tooth down to its roots in the jawbone. The implant looks like a screw and is made often made out of titanium, which is a hypoallergenic metal often used in various medical procedures, as it fuses to the bone quite well. Once surgically placed in our El Dorado Hills, CA office, your dental implant will fuse to your jawbone in a remarkable process known as osseointegration. This phenomenon is what gives dental implants their incredibly sturdy characteristics.
The dental implant is merely a base or support for the restoration that’s placed on top. There are several options for restorations to choose from, depending on how many implants are being placed.
While restorations can become worn down or otherwise damaged, necessitating their replacement, it is extremely unlikely that a dental implant will ever need to be replaced.
Dental implants can serve as a replacement for an entire set of teeth, just a few, or even a single missing tooth. There are countless benefits to choosing dental implants over other alternatives such as dental bridges and dentures.
Comparatively, dental implants provide the most secure and stable replacement option. Everyday activities like eating and talking feel the most natural with dental implants.
Since dental implants stand on their own, they don’t compromise the strength and structural integrity of the neighboring teeth.
The benefits of dental implants far outweigh the advantages of other replacement options, and while they might cost a bit more now, it’s a one-time investment at El Dorado Hills Town Center Dental that you’ll never have to think about again.