newport beach dental implants

When you lose a tooth, or if you develop edentulism (total tooth loss), you need replacement to ensure you can eat your favorite meals and speak without difficulty. With dental implants, we can provide new teeth with a titanium and long-lasting base, so your new smile functions like a natural one. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist talks about the benefits of dental implants!

Don’t Ignore Your Missing Teeth!

Even minor tooth loss could mean serious trouble for your smile. For example, missing teeth means the surrounding teeth could drift from position, creating misalignment that not only changes the beauty of your smile, but increases the risk of cavities and gum disease. The stress on your jaw joints means the risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding) is much higher. As your tooth loss increases, you could have trouble speaking or eating your favorite meals. But the most insidious complication is the loss of mass and density, which occurs as the body stops sending nutrients to areas of the jaw without tooth roots. This means weakened jawbones, further tooth loss, and an older appearance!

A Titanium Base

Our team can prevent the complications of tooth loss, and preserve the strength of your jaw and facial structure, with the placement of dental implants. Each implant is made from titanium, a biocompatible material the body sees as natural tooth roots. This post is inserted into the jawbone, where it bonds through a process known as osseointegration. The body accepts it as a natural root and the flow of nutrients resumes, so you preserve your smile and also enjoy tooth replacement designed to last for decades to come. They will look and function like natural teeth!

Individual Options and All-On-Four

Dental implants enable our team to address minor tooth loss, such as placing an individual one for a single missing tooth, or two to support a dental bridge. If you have lost most or all of your teeth, then we can insert several to support a fixed set of dentures. Even if you have weakened jawbones, we could use the All-On-Four system to secure a full smile with just four specially placed posts per arch. In fact, this option can be completed in a single visit, so you leave with a full smile.

If you have any questions about implant dentistry or about starting the process of addressing your missing teeth, then contact our team today to learn more.

Talk To Balboa Dental Surgery About Implant Dentistry

Our team wants to offer an option to address tooth loss and ensure a full and beautiful smile, so you can feel confident in your appearance again. To learn more about replacing your lost teeth, or to schedule your appointment, contact your Newport Beach, CA oral surgeon at (949) 630-0143!