If you need to replace missing teeth, you may want to consider our San Diego dental implants. These life-changing restorations give you the look and feel of natural teeth. Fifth Avenue Dental Arts has helped many San Diego residents discover all the benefits of dental implants and why they’re the choice option for smile reconstruction.
If you’re on the fence about restoring your smile, replacing missing teeth, or upgrading from dentures and partials, keep reading to see why our patients love dental implants so much.
Missing teeth affect our self-esteem and can cause difficulty speaking or eating. For many years, people relied on removable dentures to replace their missing teeth. However, these prosthetics can be cumbersome and sometimes uncomfortable to wear. They also affect eating and speech patterns.
These days, you have more options for replacing teeth, including dental implants. Durable dental implants are permanent restorations that give you the functionality of natural teeth.
Here are five reasons to choose them over other types of reconstruction options:
1. Preserves Your Facial Structure and Youthfulness
Our jaws place a vital role in helping us chew and speak. However, the jawbone requires recurring stimulation to keep it healthy. As you lose teeth, the bone receives less and less stimulation. Eventually, the bone can degrade due to tooth loss. As the bone deteriorates, your speech, chewing abilities, and even your appearance may change. Your lips and cheeks can look sunken-in, making you appear older than you really are.
Fortunately, implants fuse with the jaw to keep it stimulated. Each implant acts as an artificial tooth root, completely fusing with the bone through a process called osseointegration. They also support your soft tissues for a fuller and healthier looking facial profile.
2. Easy to Maintain
You likely know someone with dentures or have at least seen them on TV. Cleaning dentures isn’t an easy process, especially for people with mobility concerns. You have to remove them, brush them, wash away any adhesive, and then soak them overnight.
Luckily, maintaining dental implants is much simpler. All you have to do is brush and floss as you do with natural teeth. The only thing you have to remember is to use non-abrasive toothpaste and something like a water flosser to clean under implant bridges or All-on-4 treatments. There is nothing to remove at night, as your new “teeth” are permanent.
3. Enhanced Comfort
Many of our San Diego dental implant patients choose implants because they feel more natural than options like dentures.
First, dental implants are permanent, so you never have to think twice about wearing them. In fact, many people forget they even have new teeth because they seem so natural. You won’t experience this level of comfort or confidence with dentures, which can sometimes move or slip when speaking and chewing.
Second, implants feel like natural teeth. Dentures can sometimes rub against your gums and cheeks, causing irritation and sores. You’ll never get that with implants since they attach directly to the jaw and sit perfectly along the gumline.
4. A Long-lasting Solution
Your new dental implant fuses permanently with the bone structure that supports it. This artificial “tooth root” is incredibly durable and can last for a lifetime with proper care. The integrity of implants makes them physically stronger than natural teeth, so there aren’t any dietary restrictions like with wearing partials.
Since dental implants are so strong, we can use fewer of them to anchor multi-tooth or full-arch restorations. In fact, as few as 4-6 implants total can support a full-arch hybrid appliance.
5. Custom-fit for You
We’ve established a reputation for delivering dental implants San Diego residents love. Our team works hard to ensure the shape, size, and color of each tooth are perfect for you. Your new teeth will blend in with your natural ones, so you can smile with confidence wherever you go.
Even better, nobody will even notice anything different about your new teeth. And if you tell them, they will hardly be able to tell the difference between your natural teeth and your implants.
Now that you know more about the benefits of dental implants, what’s holding you back? Call Fifth Avenue Dental Arts today to schedule a consultation with our San Diego dentists.