December 5, 2017
You’ve eaten your last bowl of soup! Your tooth is failing, and it hurts to eat most foods, and you have finally accepted that it will have to be extracted. However, now that you’re faced with the reality of a missing tooth, it’s time to learn about your replacement options. Here is why dental implants in Fremont are your best choice.
Why it’s Important to Replace Your Tooth
Besides the affect a missing tooth has on your confidence, there are also negative impacts on your oral health when you don’t replace a missing tooth. When your root is missing, your bone starts to deteriorate, which means less support for your remaining teeth and could eventually result in tooth loss.
Your healthy teeth also begin to shift if you don’t replace your tooth. This can cause bite misalignment and problems with your jaw joint. Not to mention an increased risk for developing tooth decay or gum disease.
Replacing your compromised tooth also protects your oral health.
Why are Dental Implants the Best Choice?
An implant restores both your missing tooth and your oral health by replacing your root and tooth. A titanium post takes the place of your natural root and is placed into your jawbone during a simple surgical procedure. Titanium is biocompatible, which means it is capable of integrating naturally with your bone over a healing period of about 4 to 6 months.
When your implant is ready, your dentist will restore your missing tooth with a custom designed porcelain crown. Your new tooth is crafted to closely mimic your natural tooth in form, so you have all the function you did before, and shade so it complements your smile.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
An implant helps to keep your bone healthy so there is no deterioration. This also ensures it’s longevity. Dental implants have been known to potentially last for a lifetime.
Your new tooth not only looks and feels like your natural tooth, it’s just as easy to take care of because you can brush and floss like normal.
Implants are a reliable treatment, boasting a 95% success rate; they are also quite cost effective in the long term since you won’t need to replace them down the road.
Are you ready to learn more about dental implants? Contact your dentist today to schedule your consultation!
About James Block Dentistry
Dr. James Block follows in the footsteps of his father and grandfather in taking care of patients in Fremont, CA. He provides high quality dentistry and comprehensive care in a comfortable and friendly environment.
If you would like to contact Dr. Block, he can be reached by calling 510-793-0801 or online through his website.
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