Replacing your missing teeth should always be done as quickly as possible. It’s not just aesthetics that are at risk…the health of your smile is drastically impacted each time a tooth is lost.
Here are 3 reasons why you should consider dental implants in Sherman Oaks for your missing teeth:
Preserve the Alignment of Your Teeth
When there’s an open space in your smile, it can cause other teeth to shift or lean into the gap. Even the opposing tooth will likely drift upward out of the socket because of its missing partner. Implants replace the function and spacing of the natural tooth, so that the rest of them can stay right where they are.
Prevent Bone Loss
As we age, we lose bone quality and volume in our jaws. Losing a tooth can accelerate the bone loss and cause irregularities in our facial profile. Our dental implants are made of titanium, which actually triggers new bone growth after they are placed in the bone
Instead of losing bone, you can maintain and even increase bone density. This enhances the strength of your bite and permanently stabilizes the implant to function in place of a natural tooth.
They’re Cost Efficient
Investing in dental implants is an investment in your future smile. Implants have the highest success rating of any restorative procedure available in modern dentistry. 97-98% of the time, your dental implant will last for the rest of your life. Crowns or bridges under natural teeth may decay and fail but the titanium implant is not going anywhere.
To make things even better, they’re extremely durable. This means you don’t need an individual implant for every tooth that’s missing. Instead, you may only use two to four implants to support an extended bridge or even a denture.