Implant dentistry has come a long way in recent years, and offers the chance to permanently replace missing teeth. Under the care of advanced general and cosmetic dentistry specialist Ayed Hawatmeh, DDS, many residents of Brea, Banning, Corona, and Hemet, California, have achieved outstanding results at Bravo Dental Group. Connect with the practice by phone to schedule a consultation, or call the office during normal business hours.
When most people think about missing teeth, it’s the cosmetic implications they consider. While missing teeth can certainly make it hard to feel confident about the appearance of your smile, there are also several dental health consequences to consider.
Missing teeth change the way your teeth fit together when you bite and chew, placing undue pressure on your remaining teeth. Losing a tooth also means losing the stimulation that keeps your jawbone healthy. Eventually, you can lose even more teeth because the tooth/bone connection becomes weak.
Dentures offer a fast and affordable means of replacing missing teeth, but they do nothing to preserve healthy bone tissue. Over time, you may experience changes in the shape of your lower face as the bone wears away.
Dental implants offer a permanent solution to missing teeth, making them well worth the investment.
Individual dental implants consist of a metal post that secures directly into your bone tissue. This replaces the root portion of your natural tooth. An artificial crown covers all of the visible portions of your natural tooth.
Some implants use a small piece (abutment) to connect the post to the crown. Once all components of the implant are in place, the restoration is visually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. There’s no need for special care after getting dental implants.
If you need to replace all of your upper or lower teeth, a system like All-on-4® is a wonderful option. This approach uses just four implanted metal posts to secure an entire upper or lower arch of missing teeth.
With All-on-4, you can restore your smile in just a few visits. There is none of the shifting that can happen with dentures, and no need to limit your diet. You’ll also preserve bone health because the implanted posts create the stimulation your bone tissue needs to thrive.
If you’re ready to look into these implant dentistry options, give us a call! You can also book a consultation by filling out the form at the bottom of this page. We can’t wait to meet with you and share details on all available options.