There are several ways to replace missing teeth. Those who are looking for a non-invasive option may benefit from dental bridges, whereas older patients often opt for dentures. However, our dentist recommends dental implants for most patients, for several reasons. Here are some of the benefits that dental implants offer.
Dental implants are the one type of tooth replacement that is inserted into the jaw bone, just like teeth are. This means that they work very similar to how our permanent teeth do. They will work to stimulate the underlying jaw bone when biting and chewing. Without a tooth or tooth replacement in this place, the jaw bone will not be stimulated and therefore begin to diminish. This can lead to a change in the facial shape. Dental implants can prevent this from occurring.
Dental implants also have cosmetic benefits. Not only will they fill in a gap, but also prevent orthodontic issues. When a tooth is missing, the adjacent teeth can shift into this space, followed by the other teeth in the arch. Implants will keep the teeth in their correct spaces and eliminate the need for braces or similar appliance.
Our expert in implant in Beverly Hills can explain the benefits of the tooth replacement option further.
Dental implants are the preferred restoration for replacing extracted or knocked-out teeth. They effectively halt and reverse the effects of tooth loss, such as jaw bone reduction and altered facial structure. Some patients are candidates mini dental implants. Mini implants range from two to three millimeters in diameter, and do not require as invasive of a procedure as full size implants do.
Candidates for mini dental implants include those who:
• Need a replacement tooth in a certain area
• Do not have sufficient jaw bone tissue to support a full-sized implant
• Need an incisor replaced
• Do not have severe gum disease
• Need/want all on four dentures
• Have been wearing dentures, but need a new restoration due to change or erosion of the jaw
Our expert in mini dental implants in Beverly Hills will require patients with oral health issues, such as periodontitis or severely diminished bone tissue, correct these problems before getting these implants. Children whose jaw and oral structure have not stopped growing are not considered candidates. Furthermore, some lifestyle habits should be avoided at this time, such as smoking and chewing tobacco. A consultation with our Beverly Hills dental implant doctor will inform you whether you are a candidate for this restorative option.