Along with the cosmetic appeal, replacing missing teeth is important to maintaining your overall oral health. Absent teeth can cause loss of bone in your jaw and result in misalignment of your remaining teeth as they shift out of place and into the empty space. In the past, we were left with sometimes uncomfortable and unrealistic-appearing bridges or dentures to fill the gaps.
Improvements in dental technology, material, and techniques mean we can now provide an implant that’s so comfortable and natural-looking you may soon forget it’s not your own. Here at Anacapa Dental Art Institute, we often recommend our patients consider dental implants for filling in the gaps, whether you’re missing one, several, or all of your teeth.
Dental implants are the artificial tooth roots, similar to the shape of the screws. It is made up of Titanium, a material that fuses with the jawbone, which is surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line that allows your Oxnard Implant dentist to mount replacement teeth or a bridge into that area. The dental implants cost depends on the number of implants, complexity of the process and the location.
What Are the Reasons for Dental Implants?
The dental implants are used for replacing broken/missing teeth. It will provide support to removable, loose dentures.
By having dental implants,
- More reliable than any other restoration or tooth replacement.
- Eliminate the need for removable dentures.
- Improve your quality of life by increasing your ability to chew and to speak naturally.
- Your teeth will not decay or ever need a painful root canal.
- You can prevent bite collapse thus saving your smile and appearance.
- You will prevent your teeth from shifting.
- You can protect your healthy teeth by distributing the biting forces. All other tooth replacements place more forces on your existing teeth.
- It will preserve your bone and gum, which is lost when you lose your teeth. No other tooth replacement maintains bone and gum tissues.
The Discomfort Zone
If you have impacted teeth, then you probably you don’t have any idea how it feels when a particularly hard piece of food comes in-between the exposed root of the missing molar and an existing one. In case, if you lost your teeth and postpone the dental implants surgery by seeing the dental implants cost , and then you will come to know the feeling of discomfort, when eating your favorite food.
Once that keeps happening, the continuous pain and discomfort will make you give up on meat and other previously loved food, and stop you from enjoying a very big part of your life.
The Advantages of Dental Implants
Beyond the oral health benefits offered by dental implants, you may find their cosmetic appeal is the greatest advantage. They’re difficult to distinguish from the real thing until you undergo a dental exam. Their comfort is also attractive for our patients.
Dentures and bridges can be frustratingly uncomfortable and may interfere with eating the foods you love or speaking clearly due to slippage. Dental implants sit comfortably in your mouth and are permanently affixed to your jaw, so there’s no slipping involved.
You won’t need to remove them every night or soak them clean in a specially-formulated solution. Dental implants require the same routine care as natural teeth: brushing, flossing, and regular checkups with your dentist.
As soon as a tooth is lost, the balance in your entire dental structure is disturbed.
This could lead to further oral problems down the line, like,
- Gum disease
- Tooth lose
- Distorted structure
- Bone loss and more
Cost of Getting Implants
Compared to other types of tooth replacements (such as bridges or partials,) dental implants can seem more expensive at first. The catch is that it’s a bigger price up front, but you get more return on your investment. Because most implants will last the rest of a person’s life, they don’t have to be replaced. Only the crown or bridge over them will be changed out as it finally starts to wear down.
The other factor to consider is the type of restoration that you’re getting on your implant. For instance, it would be more affordable to get an All-on-4 denture than it would be to get individual implants and crowns for every tooth in your mouth.
Implant Restoration Choices
After getting your implant, you’ll have an abutment and a restoration affixed to it (after all, implants are just the artificial “roots.”) Here are some of the most common types of restorations that you can choose from:
- Crowns: Replace one missing tooth
- Bridges: To replace three or four missing teeth and anchored on top of at least two implants
- Dentures: Come in a variety of different designs, from snap-on overdentures to permanently fixed designs like the “hybrid” extended bridge
- Retrofitted dentures: Adding as few as two implants to your smile can help your current denture fit better
- All-on-4: A form of implant denture that is anchored on top of four or more implants
Even a single missing tooth can put a lot of emotional stress on us. It not only affects our appearance, but also affects your confidence. This turn may affect your work and personal life. It has been found that dental implants are often effective in boosting the patient’s morale and overall confidence. Since there is no externally visible difference between a replaced tooth and a natural one after the procedure, it does actually affect physical appearance positively.
Schedule Your Own Private Consultation with Dr. J
Anacapa Dental Art Institute is proud of their dedicated service to Ventura County. Lead by world-renowned top cosmetic prosthodontist Dr. Jivraj and his expert staff, Anacapa has the expertise and facility to handle whatever your cosmetic dental situation may be. Whether it’s a tooth whitening or a full mouth reconstruction, expect nothing but some of the best dental care Ventura County has available.
Call today for a private consultation. Renew your smile, renew your life.
About Your Oxnard, CA Cosmetic Dentist:
We look forward to providing families with exceptional care and advanced treatment options. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Jivraj contact our Oxnard, CA, dental office today by calling 805-988-3317. Our office at 2821 N Ventura Road, Oxnard, CA 93036 welcomes patients in and around Oxnard, CA, including Santa Barbara, Woodland Hills, Ventura, and the surrounding Southern California communities.
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