Dental Implants – What Do I Need to Know?


Dental implants are the modern alternative to bridges or dentures
, which used to be the only solution for missing teeth. Tooth loss due to injury, or even tooth decay and gingivitis affect millions of Americans every year. If you suffer from whole tooth loss, then dental implants are the most modern and natural tooth replacement available for you today. Dental implants replace your tooth root, and they are set in the bone of the jaw to provide a strong foundation for permanent or removable replacement teeth which will completely match your natural teeth in look, shape and color.

old life-with-denturesMany Advantages of dental implants may help you to decide to use them. More people every day are choosing dental implants over dentures and bridges to get back their smile. Dental implants improve oral health and strengthen facial bones by reducing or eliminating bone loss due to missing teeth and tooth roots. When you get a dental implant, it only affects that tooth, whereas when creating a bridge for a lost tooth, the two neighboring teeth also get ground down and capped to hold the missing tooth replacement in place. That just doesn’t make sense for your smile – keep it happier and healthier with the choice of an implant instead.

With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime if not several to dozens of years. Porcelain crowns can be affixed to the implants for a permanent solution. Porcelain crowns and dental implants are completely natural-feeling and are shaped like your real teeth. They won’t fall out during dinner, and they won’t need to be reaffixed or glued back on like dentures. Some denture wearers experience difficulty with speech – they’re just not natural, and to form speech, one needs proper command of their teeth, lips and tongue. This will never happen with a crown or implant – they are shaped and spaced exactly like the rest of your teeth. There will be no blockage in the mouth or ill-fitting teeth. They even look exactly like your teeth and you’ll never lose them.

implant_plus_porcelainHaving dental implants is like having your own teeth back! Unlike dentures, implants are fused to your bone, and are nearly exact replacements of your teeth. They can also be made to look exectly like your teeth, making it look as though you never lost them. You will never have to worry about whether the food you choose will make your teeth slide or be difficult to chew. With dentures, your adhesive could fail, or food could slip or you could experience pain with eating.

Want to feel great? You’ll be proud to smile again with dental implants in your mouth instead of dentures. They’ll give you back your smile and your confidence will return as you feel better and better about yourself every day. You’ll never have to worry about whether your teeth are in or looking bad. Pretty soon, you’ll never know you had a dental implant; it feels completely natural, fits just right in your mouth and in between other teeth, looks just the same as it did before you lost it, and chews through steak right along side your natural teeth. Wouldn’t that be great?

As always, consult a dentist to examine all the options available to you. Dr. Perlaza is here to help you make the right decision for you. Be sure to check out our Services page to find out more about Dental Implants and what Sherman Oaks Dentistry can do for your smile!! See Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shermanoaksdentistry/notes