Is your mouth a hodge-podge of missing molars and other teeth? Dental implants offer San Diego patients a return to full chewing capacity with the bonus of having preserved a beautiful smile. How is this done?
Molars are often among the first teeth compromised. Persons may be tempted to “get by” without these powerful masticators but not without consequence. Other teeth soon begin to migrate out of position–never mind that properly chewed food is essential for good digestion. Over time, the tissue and bone underlying an absent tooth will melt away from disuse, subtly altering a person’s facial structure. Not a happy prospect, is it? What are the alternatives?
Bridges/Partials/Dentures: Filling the negated space of a tooth or teeth, these surface-sitting alternatives do provide a chewing surface of sorts. Without an anchoring root however, they lack the stability of a natural tooth. Continual bone loss and tissue shrinkage can lead to ongoing issues with ill-fitting dental appliances.
Dental Implants: Placing implants before bone loss becomes severe not only saves money in the long run, but also slows the bone loss process. The artificial titanium root continues to stimulate bone and tissue growth while providing a solid anchor for the surface restoration and allowing full chewing capabilities. It prevents the collapse of one’s facial structure, plus the exquisitely designed restoration teeth appear natural and beautiful! Isn’t that something to get excited about?
Learn more about dental implants in San Diego by contacting The Art of Dentistry today!