19 May

Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants

Most people will tell you that their smile is part of what makes them beautiful. Truth of the matter is that as human beings, we notice a beautiful smile from clear across a room.

When we lose one or more teeth, it can ultimately change the way we think of ourselves and our self-esteem. So the question is, if a person loses their teeth, what is the best way to replace their missing teeth? Dentures, dental bridges or dental implants? Well for the purpose of this article we will be looking at the advantages of dental implants and how you can replace missing teeth with dental implants.

Dental implants Bakersfield, CA SDDS Dental Dr. Navid Safaei
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Implants are the most natural replacement option for missing teeth. This is because the system copies nature’s own development. An implant uses an artificial root to hold the crown in place. The implant is permanently placed in the gums without damaging adjacent structures and then an abutment and crown are placed on the implant/artificial root.

The second advantage of implants is the ease of hygiene.  With this procedure there is nothing special that you have to do. Just take care of them as you take care of your regular teeth. Simply brush and floss regularly, like you usually do. Since implants are fixed and permanent there is no different maintenance for them. Unlike bridges where you have to thread floss under the bridge, an implant is a standalone unit that does not interfere with the rest of your teeth or dental habits. And unlike partials, it does not need to be removed. You heard right!

Another clear advantage is the success rate of dental implants. Although dependent on many factors, statistically, the success rate for this procedure is close to 100%. And the long-term prognosis has been excellent.

One of the best features of dental implants is that they work just like real teeth. They have the same ability that you would find with your other teeth including no differences in chewing and eating. No more worrying about what to eat and if they will be comfortable. They will look and function the same as your natural teeth. Implants are the closest to your own teeth as you can get.

These are just some of the advantages that people will look at when they make a choice on how to replace missing teeth. Each case is unique and an implant may not be the best for everyone. Take a look at this page and review some of the options available. A consultation with Dr. Safaei will determine whether implants are a good option for you.

08 Apr

The Importance Of Having Proper and Routine Dental Care

The health of your body is important. When people think of taking care of their body they mostly think of their heart, lungs, kidneys and their weight. What most people don’t think about is their teeth and their dental health. Having a great dentist is just as important as having a great family doctor. Why? Well let’s take a look at several reasons.

First and foremost, have you ever had a tooth ache that just would not go away? A tooth ache means there is a problem in your tooth. Usually whenever there is a toothache, that is a strong indication that there is an infection in the tooth. Whenever a person has an infection it is never good. A tooth ache also shows that the problem is set in pretty deep. The other thing about a bad tooth ache is that the pain seems like it will never go away and simple things like eating and drinking can cause pain. If a person does not have a dentist to go to they may endure that pain for a while and they may stop eating and drinking the way they need too. If you had a family dentist that you went to see on a regular basis maybe they could have prevented the toothache and the infection.

Another important reason to see a dentist on a regular basis is because a lot of diseases show symptoms orally before they even show up to a family doctor. So even though your dentist primary responsibility is your teeth and gums they also can monitor other parts of your body and they may be able to diagnose things that could be happening to your body before your family doctor does. For example most people know smoking can cause cancer, however a dentist may notice oral cancer before the doctor does because of oral cancer screenings conducted at your regular check-ups.

An important reason to go to a dentist is to maintain your gum health. By checking your gums it can help you to keep your teeth healthy. If left unchecked gum disease could lead to tooth loss but if your dentist checks your gums on a regular basis he can try to catch it and prevent it from occurring.

How wonderful is it to see someone with a beautiful smile? Well the reason most people have beautiful smiles is because they went to their dentist on a regular basis and had their teeth cleaned. Not only that but people also go to their dentist about braces if needed, porcelain veneers, and even custom whitening trays. These are all cosmetic changes that your dentist can work on for.

Most people have a family doctor that they go to for routine checkups and preventive maintenance on their bodies. It is just as important to go to your dentist and have them do routine checkups and preventive maintenance on your teeth and gums.

Call Dr. Navid Safaei at (661) 831-0800 for more information about your dental health.

6663 Ming Ave Bakersfield, CA 93309

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