Permanently Replace Missing Teeth
Do you find yourself hiding your smile behind a hand because you are embarrassed or are suffering from low self-confidence due to missing teeth? Tired of having to watch what and how you eat due to missing teeth or ill-fitting dentures? Advances in technology, design, materials, and methodology have elevated dental implants from a radical, expensive treatment for the few into a mainstream standard of care. Could dental implants be your solution?
Why a Dental Implant?
Implants have many advantages over other treatments for missing teeth such as dentures or bridges. The benefits include:
- Permanent and Strong — Unlike dentures or partial bridges, implants are fitted
onto screws (typically titanium) that are integrated with your jaw bone. They remain in place and are nearly as strong as your regular teeth.
- Instills Confidence — No more embarrassment from eating or sneezing and having dentures pop out. Enjoy eating the foods you’ve avoided due to pain or difficulty chewing. An implant looks and functions like a normal tooth, so you may even forget you have one. No more hiding your smile.
- Protects Your Teeth — Bridges require altering neighboring healthy teeth, and dentures can contribute to bone loss over time. Implants have neither of these drawbacks. In fact, implants have been shown to stimulate bone growth and help preserve the jaw structure. Implants are easier to brush and floss, which means less worry about plaque and gum disease. Filling the gaps prevents adjacent teeth from drifting and preserves your bite.
Are Implants Permanent?
With proper care, implants can last a lifetime. Since an implant is much like a normal tooth, you care for one as you would any tooth. Avoid smoking, don’t grind your teeth, and don’t chew hard candy or ice. Be sure to maintain good oral hygiene and schedule regular dental checkups.
Dental Implants Might Be Your Ideal Solution
Even if you are missing all or most of your teeth, implants could be an option. Advances have allowed us to offer implants as an efficient treatment for full-arch restorations using as few as four implants.
At Country Club Dental, we are highly skilled and have extensive experience placing implants. If you are one of the nearly 180 million Americans who has at least one missing tooth, and you are interested in discussing how an implant would work for you, call us to schedule an appointment today! We serve Cameron Park, California, and the surrounding area.