Why Dental Implants Are the Top Choice for Replacing Missing Teeth

When you lose a tooth, it can be devastating. But once you begin to contemplate your options, there’s hope. Soon, you’ll have some decisions to make. 

 

Dr. Ken Lalezarian and Dr. Sharyar Baradaran and our team here at Dental Care of Beverly Hills in California can help you navigate your choices to decide what’s right for you and your smile. In most cases, we recommend dental implants. Here’s why.

Dental implants can prevent bone loss

When you lose a tooth, you have a bigger problem than just a gap — you face potential bone loss. That’s because the health of your jawbone depends on regular pressure from your teeth every time you chew. Wherever you have a missing tooth, you’re missing that critical activity, and your jawbone starts to deteriorate.

 

Dental implants are anchored to your jawbone with a small titanium rod that acts as your new root, which means you regain the contact and your bone can thrive once again.

They work like your natural teeth

Because dental implants are permanent, they don’t move around like a bridge or dentures can. That means you can eat what you want without worrying that your appliance might pop out. Go ahead and eat steak, crunch nuts, or even chew taffy!

They’re easier to clean

If you choose dentures to mask your gap, you’ll have to remove them every night and soak them in a special cleaning solution. You may long for the days when all your teeth were natural — and brushing and flossing were a breeze.

 

That’s what dental implants do for you. Your morning and evening routines are simple, just like before you lost your tooth. 

It’s easier to talk with dental implants

One of the drawbacks of a gap in your teeth is that it can change the way you form your words. It may cause your Ss to hiss or your tongue to get caught. Dentures and bridges can cause the same problem as you struggle to keep them in place.

 

Dental implants, on the other hand, fill your gap firmly. They don’t move, so they won’t hinder your ability to communicate in any way.

Dental implants last a lifetime

Your teeth were meant to last your whole life, but if you’re one of the 178 million Americans who have lost one, you can replace it with one that’s just as durable and strong. Whether you lost your tooth in an accident or due to tooth decay, you don’t have to live with the loss.


If you’ve lost a tooth or two and are ready to close the gap with the best choice for your smile and your oral health, call us today or book an appointment online to find out if dental implants are right for you.

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