Bring an end to your dental pain with dental implants. As opposed to other tooth replacement options, dental implants are the only option to provide the most natural look to your teeth and provide a long-lasting solution to your dental woes. But why are dental implants so much better than other options? What are those other options even?
Non-Implant Options vs Dental Implants
An option you can get instead of dental implants is dentures. Dentures are made to fit the gaps in your teeth or replace an entire arch of upper or lower teeth. Whilst dentures can still give the look of natural teeth, they can easily fall out of place, irritate the gums, and have a hefty cleaning routine.
Another option would be dental bridging. Dental bridging is like a dental implant as they are usually porcelain or other strong material cemented to the teeth adjacent to the gap. But again, they can frequently become dislodged, especially when eating something hard to when switching between extreme temperatures of hot and cold.
Only dental implants can make a lasting impact! The process starts with sedation, then a trained dentist will remove any remaining root structure to the previous tooth. Following this, the dentist will drill a hole into the jaw to set a post, usually made of a strong material like titanium. Finally, a crown is placed on top of the post and shaped to fit your bite line to give it a natural look and feel.
Unlike dentures, dental implants are maintained like you would maintain your natural teeth through flossing, brushing, and other standard dental hygiene practices. Unlike both dental bridges and dentures, since implants are placed into your jaw, they will be able to handle crunchier foods and hot and cold foods with ease.
Get Dental Implants Today!
If you are in the Lafayette, CA area, consider coming into our office in Lafayette, CA to talk further about a custom treatment plan to fit you! With tons of experience, Dr. Andrew Ferrier, DDS can help talk through your anxieties about the treatment and find the best way to support you. Consider contacting us at (925) 433-8985 so we can find a time that works for you! Give yourself the best chance at living a worry free life and consider dental implants today!