Missing one or more of your teeth affects more than just your smile; it also affects your nutrition, oral health, confidence, and overall health and well being. Your diet and nutrition suffer because you’re not able to properly chew your food, which affects your digestion and health. Your confidence suffers because you may feel embarrassed or self-conscious about talking and smiling in front of other people. Your oral health suffers because without a replacement, a missing tooth compromises the health of your remaining teeth and your jawbone.
The good news is that dental implants may be the solution you’ve been searching for. Here’s more information on fixing the gap in your smile with dental implants in Sunnyvale.
What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are by far the best tooth replacement option that dentistry has to offer. Boasting a 95% success rate, dental implants are durable, aesthetically appealing, and most closely mimic your natural tooth. The secret behind their success is that they replace both your root and your tooth, and no other tooth replacement can offer that.
Your new root is comprised of a titanium post, which is biocompatible and will naturally integrate with your bone over time. Your new tooth is a porcelain crown that your dentist will custom design to replace your natural tooth and complement your smile. The result is a fully functional tooth and a smile you’ll be proud of once again.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Because your root is replaced, it protects the integrity of your jawbone. Without a root, your bone will begin to resorb, or lose density, which changes the appearance of your face and puts your remaining teeth at risk for loss. Your titanium root helps to keep your jawbone healthy and stimulated.
Replacing your tooth protects your remaining teeth from shifting. When a tooth is missing, remaining teeth begin to shift, which causes your bite to become misaligned, a puts you at risk for periodontal disease and fractures. A dental implant replaces your tooth with full function, which allows you to chew, eat, brush, talk and smile just as you always did with your natural tooth.
Your implant is easy to care for as you can brush and floss normally like you do with your natural teeth. Dental implants are very durable, and with excellent home care and regular dental visits, your implant can potentially last for a lifetime.
Dr. George Philip is your premiere Sunnyvale dentist, and he specializes in restoring his patient’s smiles. If you’ve lived with one or more of your teeth missing you understand the daily struggles it presents. Dr. Philip is here to help and he can let you know if you’re a candidate for dental implants with a consultation and some x-rays. Don’t let missing teeth affect your life any longer. Contact our office today to learn more about dental implants.