Whether you live in Encino or anywhere else in the nation, the fact of the matter is that dental implants are a great life changing option if you have missing teeth. Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth and can even be used with full dentures to secure them. Most people consider the aesthetic benefits of dental implants, and while it is true that there is a huge aesthetic value to them, there is more.
Missing teeth are detrimental to your look, but more importantly they are detrimental to your overall health. Your teeth are the first stop in the digestion process. Missing teeth can make it difficult to eat and to properly digest your food. Implants can fix that. When you have missing teeth, you have a few of options:
- Full dentures
Each of the above can be a good option but they cannot compare to what implants can do.
The roots of your teeth help to keep the bone in your jaw from shrinking back. Bridges, crowns and other devices do not address the issue of bone loss but implants do. The implant is screwed into your jaw and the bone grafts on to it like it does the root of the tooth. This keeps the bone from shrinking back.
Implants feel more natural than other devices do because they become a part of your mouth. They are not removed like other devices can be.
Bridges can damage surrounding natural teeth over time and can leave them prone to cavities. Implants do not.
Dentures alone can slip and be unstable but dentures stabilized with implants remain solid and do not slip.