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.

10 Feb

Smile Even If You Have Lost Some Teeth

Are you a person who is missing a tooth or two or more? Sometimes that can affect people’s self-esteem because they may not want to smile or even talk for fear of people noticing their teeth being gone. No matter the reason why you have lost your teeth, whether it’s an injury, gum disease or severe decay…the good news is that there is a solution called dental implants.

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. That’s all they are. Now what is key about them is that they are molded into your jaw for maximum strength and long term success. When a person loses a tooth they may change their eating habits and sometimes change their diet. By adding the implants it stops bone loss and by replacing the natural roots that were originally there. SERIOUSLY!
Dental implants Bakersfield, CA

Now if you are thinking about getting implants then there is some things you need to be aware of. First and foremost, your gums must be strong enough to support them. You also need enough bone to be able to support them. Of course our office will check this during one of our free implant consultation.

You may be wondering what kind of advantages and benefits will I get from doing this procedure? Well first and foremost you will have a beautiful smile, because they look like your teeth. Another benefit is a raise in your self-esteem because you will not be worried about what people think of your teeth any more. Implants are also an excellent long term restoration, and they are comfortable in your mouth. You do not have to take them out of your mouth like dentures and they are more comfortable than any removable appliance. You can treat them like you own teeth. So remember…even if you’ve lost some teeth, we can make you smile again!

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