Dental implants are not the only solution for correcting gaps in your smile, but compared to the alternatives, dental implants surpass them on many fronts. From durability to convenience, and just as importantly, aesthetics, dental implants might be your better option. They do represent a higher initial investment, including time, but the results are typically unmatched. If you would like to learn more about your options and dental implants themselves, reach out to your Fresno, CA, dentist Dr. Curt Posey.
Dental implants can look just like your natural teeth, even on very close inspection they can blend in with the rest of your smile. Cleaning them is also no different from how you would care for your regular teeth, with the added bonus that your new tooth cannot get a cavity. Furthermore, a dental implant will function just like any other tooth, and a lot of this has to do with the way they are supported.
Without treating a gap in your smile your neighboring teeth will tend to shift into the unoccupied space. Which can lead to issues such as crowding. Dental bridges are a common method for treating missing teeth, but they require support from adjacent healthy teeth. These need to be reshaped in order to accept a crown to hold the replacement tooth. Dental implants, on the other hand, are supported much like your natural teeth. Instead of a root, a titanium post is permanently implanted directly onto the bone, which will support the new crown.
When you are looking to replace multiple teeth implant-supported dentures, both partial and full, can be your best choice. They only need a few dental implants to hold full or partial dentures and can eliminate some of the most common complaints people have about traditional dentures.
Dental implants are made to last a very long time and can last a lifetime with proper care. They look and act just like a natural tooth. Their purpose is to be a permanent solution to tooth loss. If you are wondering if you're a candidate for the procedure, make an appointment today with Dr. Posey in Fresno, CA, by dialing (559) 227-6755.