Are you one of 70% of Americans who have lost at least one tooth?
If you’re over the age 44, then chances are — yes, you need a dental implant to replace at least one missing tooth.
Postponing treatment by not getting a tooth extraction on time, or neglecting your missing teeth, can have a significant impact on your oral health — and can have serious long-term consequences.
What About Partial Dentures and Bridges?
Aren’t those good options for fixing missing teeth?
The answer is — not really.
There are several disadvantages of choosing partial dentures and bridges instead of dental implants, including:
→ Major discomfort
→ Difficulty speaking and eating
→ Tooth sensitivity
→ Tooth decay
→ High risk of losing more teeth
Dental Implants Are the #1 Way to Replace Missing Teeth
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) restoration teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.
They are the ideal solution for fixing missing teeth.
YOU’LL LOOK BETTER, YOUNGER, AND HEALTHIER
Because dental implants look and feel like your own teeth, no one will ever know that you had missing teeth. And because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent. Dental implants not only restore physical appearance but also prevent jawbone deterioration and other residual issues.
YOU’LL SPEAK AND SOUND BETTER
With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip.
YOUR ORAL HEALTH WILL IMPROVE (…AND NO MORE BAD BREATH)
Dental implants don’t require reducing other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does. Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health. Individual implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene and preventing bad breath.
YOU’LL SEE A BOOST IN THE QUALITY OF EVERYDAY LIFE
Removable dentures are just that; removable. Dental implants eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.
YOU’LL WORRY LESS, AND SMILE MORE
Success rates of dental implants vary, depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed but, in general, dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%. With proper care (see below), implants can last a lifetime.
About THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®
THE SCIENCE OF SMILES® offers affordable cosmetic and laser dentistry and gentle, compassionate general dental care in Pasadena, CA. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures, complete dental reconstruction and TMJ/Headache management. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover affordable up-to-date dentistry and a team who truly cares at THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®.