We all hope our teeth will last a lifetime, but for various reasons, many of us will face the loss of one or more teeth. A missing tooth can be embarrassing, and it may also make it difficult to chew and speak properly.
At Sunshine Smiles of Orange County, we understand how missing teeth can affect your life, and we are sensitive to your feelings. We recommend dental implants as the tooth replacement solution that looks and functions most like your natural tooth.
From the implant surgery all the way through placement of the crown restorations, we can take care of the entire process so you only have to visit one dental office for treatment. Give us a call to learn more about how dental implants can change your life.
The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth
If you’re missing just one tooth, you might think it’s not such a big deal—particularly if it’s toward the back of your mouth. But replacing your teeth is good for much more than just your appearance.
If not replaced, the space left by a missing tooth will cause your jaw and bite to change. Ultimately, this can impact your ability to chew and speak properly. It can also lead to the loss of more teeth.
Dental Implants—A Great Solution for Missing Teeth
Perhaps you’ve heard of dental implants but are not sure what they are or how they work. Dental implants consist of a small titanium post that is placed surgically into the jawbone where your tooth root once was. After the implants have integrated into your jawbone, a dental crown is placed on top of the implant. The replacement tooth is custom-made so it blends in seamlessly with your other teeth.
Dental implants cannot be removed, so there are no worries about moving or shifting as there are with dentures. With dental implants, you will be able to chew and speak normally.
There is another benefit to dental implants that most people are unaware of. Because dental implants stimulate the jawbone the same way your tooth root does, recipients won’t develop facial collapse—that sunken-in look many denture wearers develop over time.
We believe dental implants are a remarkable solution for replacing one or more missing teeth!
Caring for Dental Implants
Since implants are permanent restorations that do not need to be removed for cleaning, caring for them is easy. Brush twice and floss once each day and stay current with dental examinations and cleanings.
Visiting your dentist regularly will ensure that your gums are healthy and there are no problems developing with the implants. With proper care, your implants can last a lifetime.
Reclaim Your Beautiful Smile
Are you ready to take the next step to restoring your beautiful smile with dental implants? Do you live in the Mission Viejo/Orange County area? If so, make an appointment at Sunshine Smiles of Orange County to find out more about this exciting option. Give us a call today!