When you’re missing a tooth, things most people take for granted become harder. Eating can present difficulties, and talking may feel awkward. On top of functionality problems, you’re probably well aware of the impact your missing tooth has on your overall appearance.
You have options for replacing the missing tooth or teeth, from bridges to dentures. But no tooth-replacement option offers the same benefits as a dental implant. That’s why Arman Dayan, DDS, offers these teeth replacements to all of our patients at Dental Arts of Beverly Hills.
Why do we so strongly recommend dental implants? Let’s look at some of the benefits.
Other teeth replacement options affix your replacement tooth in your mouth by either attaching it to neighboring teeth (i.e., a bridge) or a plastic base that you have to keep in place in your mouth (i.e., dentures).
Because the replacement tooth isn’t firmly rooted, these teeth replacement options often need attention over the years. In fact, you can expect bridges to last about a decade, at most. At that point, you’ll need to start all over.
Dental implants are different. They’re designed to last for life. That’s because they get anchored in your mouth. When you choose a dental implant, Dr. Dayan implants a metal post into your jawbone. He uses the Magnetic Mallet technique to minimize trauma during the procedure, speeding your healing time.
Once your jawbone has integrated the post, Dr. Dayan affixes your dental implant onto it. This means your implant gets rooted just like the rest of your teeth, delivering a replacement tooth that’s designed to last your lifetime.
Because your dental implant is rooted in your mouth, it looks, feels, and functions just like the rest of your teeth. You won’t have to worry about difficulties talking or trouble eating. Once your dental implant is in place, your mouth will feel and function just like it did with all of your natural teeth.
Because many people remove dentures periodically, and possibly even every night, they give your face muscles the opportunity to change. This can lead to a sagging or drooping in your face.
With a dental implant, you don’t have to worry about this issue. You’ll get to enjoy a full smile and normal face shape in perpetuity.
You take care of dental implants just like the rest of your teeth. You won’t need to change your oral hygiene routine like you do with dentures or avoid certain foods like you would to protect both dentures and bridges. You can continue living your life normally, knowing your dental implant is designed to work just like your natural teeth.
Ultimately, dental implants give you the longest-lasting, best-functioning, most natural-looking tooth replacement option available today. If you’re interested in getting a dental implant, call our office, or book an appointment with us online today.