Are you confused about your tooth replacement options and how they differ from each other? Bridges, dental implants and dentures are all good options, but implants have a few unique advantages the other treatments don’t offer. Here are four reasons implants are the best choice for tooth replacement for most people:
- Best Value
Implants offer great value because they are reliable and can last up to 20 years or longer (depending on how they are placed and how you take care of them). Although they may be a bit more expensive at first than some other tooth replacement options available to you, you won’t need to replace them every few years, so they are worth the initial investment.
- Most Natural Appearance
Due to their sturdy placement directly in the bone of your jaw, dental implants resemble natural teeth more accurately than most tooth replacements. Once they are fully healed and integrated into the jaw bone, others won’t even be able to tell they aren’t your natural teeth.
- Unique Bone Health Benefits
It’s normal for your jaw bone to weaken and lose mass when one or more teeth fall out. Dental implant placement is the only treatment for missing teeth that can keep you from losing bone mass. Each implant post is surgically set into the jaw bone and promotes bone health by providing the stimulation necessary to prevent degradation. Once the jaw bone has accepted and grown around the implant post, a porcelain crown is placed on top to restore the tooth.
- High Success Rate
If you have your implants placed by a trusted oral surgeon in Dana Point, CA, you have a good chance of a positive treatment outcome. When implants are placed well and cared for adequately, they generally offer higher success rates than some other tooth replacement options.
Schedule Your Consultation
We would love to tell you more about the benefits of dental implants and let you know if you’re a good candidate for the treatment. To schedule a consultation with Drs. Eric Baker or Tim Betita, call Niguel Coast Oral & Facial Surgery.