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About Dental Implants

Dental implants are the most effective way to replace missing teeth. They are designed to blend in with your other teeth, producing excellent long-term results for restoring your smile and regaining chewing function. Dental implants are made up of titanium and are strong enough and resilient to withstand strong forces so that you can eat the foods you want without having to worry. Implants function as a sturdy anchor to replace one or more missing teeth.

Let’s draw an analogy between dental implants and prosthetics (like a fake ear, nose, or finger) to understand the significance of restoring teeth through implants. Consider the replacement of a single tooth with a prosthetic finger- it addresses a localized loss, functioning and appearing as naturally as possible. Similarly, a dental implant for a single missing tooth aims to seamlessly blend aesthetics with functional restoration.

Expanding the analogy to arch replacement, losing all teeth in the upper or lower jaw is comparable to losing a hand. A prosthetic hand, like dental implants for an entire arch, must not only look natural but also be designed for comprehensive functionality. Dental implants in an arch necessitate careful coordination by a skilled dentist to ensure they harmonize with existing teeth, supporting both aesthetics and essential functions.

Now, envision full-mouth replacement, akin to prosthetic hands for both limbs. Losing all teeth in both jaws requires a dentist’s expertise to provide a complete functional and aesthetic restoration. The dentist’s role becomes crucial in coordinating the placement and design of implants for balanced, functional biting and a natural appearance.

In both prosthetics and dental implants, the key factors are functionality, aesthetics, and longevity. Prosthetic limbs need to offer daily usability, a natural appearance, and durability. Similarly, dental implants must provide effective chewing, aesthetic harmony, and long-term durability. And while a prosthetic finger or nose may be removable, dental implants are fixed and can last many many years! And so choosing a dentist well-versed in these aspects is vital, considering factors like bone health, occlusion, and overall oral health for successful implant placement.

This analogy highlights the integral role of dental professionals in ensuring that implants not only look good but also function effectively and endure over time, much like prosthetic limbs in their respective contexts.

If you have missing teeth, implants may be an option for you. In fact, your age doesn’t play much of factor. At SDDS Dental we’ve place implants on patients ranging in age from their 20’s to 90’s. Adults of any age are candidates for implants. Dental implants are exactly what we specialize in. We perform single unit implants all the way to full mouth implants. Dr. Safaei has placed implants for over 10 years and has the knowledge and experience in complex full mouth reconstructions to address your implant goals.

Call us at (661) 831-0800 for more information!

6663 Ming Ave Bakersfield, CA 93309

Take a look at the before and after pictures below to see how successful and gratifying dental implants can be. Don’t suffer while eating. Don’t suffer while smiling. Bring the joy back to eating. Bring the joy back to smiling. Do you need a single implant, multiple teeth, or a full mouth construction? Use the navigation menu below to guide you to your goals!

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