A traditional bridge lasts about 10 years, and removable dentures may need to be replaced every 5 years. But what if there was a tooth replacement option that can last decades to come? In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist explains how we can provide long-lasting tooth replacement with dental implants.
The Dangers of Missing Teeth
When we lose our natural teeth, obviously this limits our ability to eat our favorite foods, and could also alter our ability to speak clearly or even feel confident when we smile. But without tooth roots, the body will suspend or divert the flow of calcium and phosphates to the surrounding jawbone. Deprived of the nutrients, the jawbone loses mass and density, breaking down to weaken the jawbone and lead to further tooth loss, as well as an older appearance. But by replacing your missing teeth with dental implants, you can avoid these complications and preserve your mouthguard facial features!
Placing Dental Implants
Our team will examine the smile carefully with digital x-rays to assess the strength of the jawbone and the underlying causes of your tooth loss. Our team may recommend treating issues like gum disease to bring them to a manageable state that doesn’t threaten your natural teeth or your replacement ones. We then guide biocompatible titanium posts into place with digital surgical guides, inserting the dental implants at a specific angle and position to support new teeth and to also stimulate the growth of jawbone tissue, so they can last for years to come!
Osseointegration occurs when the body accepts the dental implants posts as natural roots and bonds with them. This prevents the breakdown of the jawbone structure, so your natural teeth remain in place and your new ones have the potential to last for decades to come, sometimes even a lifetime with proper care and attention. Our team can address an individual missing tooth, or use multiple posts to secure a bridge or even a full or partial set of dentures. If you have lost teeth and want a full smile again, then contact our team today to learn more about implant dentistry and get started on obtaining a full and beautiful smile again.
Talk To Your Newport Beach, CA Dentist About Replacing Lost Teeth
A full smile is possible, even if you’re missing all of your teeth. Our team can offer a fixed and durable option for minor and major tooth loss, so you can smile with confidence and eat your favorite foods again, and also enjoy long-lasting results. To find out more about our approach to implant dentistry, or schedule a visit, please contact your Newport Beach, CA dentist’s office at (949) 630-0143. A full smile is possible, so don’t delay!