Things You Should Know About Dental Implants

Things You Should Know About Dental Implants

At Ocean Dental Care in Huntington Beach, CA, we work tirelessly to make sure that our patients are fully educated on the treatment options they have available to them no matter what their dental condition may be. Growing momentum in the cosmetic dentistry field has had many become more and more familiar with the term “dental implants”. There are many different options for tooth replacement, but in this article in particular we will cover what dental implants are, if you’re the right candidate for them, and why you may want them.

Options for Tooth Replacement

Generally there are three types of tooth replacement options that are given to patients to make a educated decision on what would be best for them. These include dentures, dental bridges, and finally dental implants. Removable dentures have been able to restore the function and appearance of many people’s teeth, but there have been many recorded issues with discomfort, slipping, and shifting. Dental bridges are a great aesthetic solution to dental conditions, but they need to be attached to surrounding teeth. Most of the time your natural teeth need to be altered to accommodate the crowns to be held in place, which can prove to be a problem for some patients.

Last but not least are permanent tooth replacement options that are used via a titanium implant placed inside of the jaw bone called a dental implant. A single implant can be used to restore a missing tooth or several implants to secure a denture in place.

What is the Best Option for Me?

While all tooth replacement options have their pros and cons, the following comprehensive list will show you the benefits of dental implants:

  • Improved speech abilities and chasing abilities
  • Maintenance-free
  • Improve chewing abilities
  • Implants are conservative approach, being a 1/2 solution for one tooth problem.
  • Cost-effective in the long term
  • Better for your oral health

Dental implants have the possibility of changing your life for the better. The fit and feel in comparison to most traditional options is unparalleled and we at Ocean Dental Care are ready to address any concerns you may have an answer questions regarding your oral health.