People who have lost their teeth are frequently too self-conscious to smile or speak confidently. Dental implants give people the strength and stability they need to eat all of their favorite foods without struggling to chew. Furthermore, these types stimulate and maintain the jawbone, preventing bone loss and supporting facial features.
Vasquez & Associates Dental Office is here to assist you in making the best decision about dental implants.
A dental implant is a small titanium post (screw) that is surgically placed beneath your gum line within your jawbone. This post will fuse with your jawbone, providing a firm foundation for your tooth restoration.
A dental implant post replaces the root of a missing tooth. It not only fuses with your bone like a root, but it also stimulates and preserves the structure of your jawbone.
Single Dental Implant
A single tooth dental implant, unlike other restorations, replaces your entire missing tooth from root to crown. If you have a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth that are not adjacent to each other, a single tooth dental implant may be the best option for you.
When you are missing multiple teeth adjacently, consider using an implant-supported bridge. An implant-supported bridge may be your best option if you have multiple missing teeth next to each other. The advantages of an implant-supported bridge include the secure replacement of multiple missing teeth in a row at a cost lower than that of replacing each tooth individually.
If you are missing most or all of your teeth in an arch (upper or lower), an implant-retained denture may be the best option for you.
A denture is an arch of artificial teeth. It sits on your gum line and gives the illusion of a full set of teeth. Traditional dentures have the disadvantage of being removable, which means they can slip, slide, click, and fall out, making daily tasks such as eating and talking uncomfortable. But an implant-retained denture is locked in place by dental implants, making it more stable and nearly impossible to unintentionally remove.
Contact Vasquez & Associates Dental Office if you have any questions about the various types of dental implants. Better yet, schedule a consultation by calling (760) 529-5339 so that we can better respond to your specific situation. We are located at 3601 Vista Way Ste 105, Oceanside, CA 92056. Please contact us at [email protected]