What do you use your teeth for? Eating, drinking, speaking, laughing, the list goes on! How are these affected when you have tooth loss?
If you have missing teeth, you could be missing a lot! A very reliable and safe method for replacing teeth is dental implants.
Dental implants permanently attach prosthetic teeth to small posts or “roots” that are embedded in the jaw. These posts are made of titanium, and securely fuse to the jaw bone, this helps restore the full functionality of previously missing teeth.
Dental implants not only effectively and reliably replace missing teeth, but also help prevent the loss of jawbone density, restore the support of facial structures, and provide you with the support you need to effectively use your teeth.
The procedure for dental implants can be a quick and easy, and in some cases, can be done in a single day. Your implants become part of you, so they eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures. They also prevent the embarrassment of removing dentures at every snack or meal, as well as the need for denture adhesives.
Sliding dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain. Nearby teeth are not altered in order to support a dental implant, thus more of your own teeth are left intact, improving oral health in the long-term as well as your oral hygiene.
Dental implants are very durable, lasting several years, and if they are in good care, can last a lifetime.
Don’t miss out with missing teeth, get your smile back and feel better about yourself!
Tooth loss is not as common as it once was, but that does not mean it is no longer a major concern. Details from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons tells us that . . .
- Nearly 70% of adults between 35 and 44 years of age have experienced some degree of tooth loss.
- More than 25% of adults suffer complete tooth loss by age 74.
These statistics are down from what they were a little over 100 years ago. Still, no one likes the idea of losing their natural teeth. We are so averse to this idea that, by and large, we just don’t think about it. But we should. First, considering the impermanence of permanent teeth may lead to better oral care through every stage of life. Second, knowing that tooth loss is possible may prompt investigation into what to do to restore function should this situation occur.
Dental implants are one of the more common methods used today to replace missing teeth. More precisely, to restore the foundation for functional teeth. Dental implants have been studied for more than 50 years and refined over several decades of use. Patients consider implants because this treatment has a 95% success rate, which is unparalleled. However, steps can be taken to procure the dental implant success.
#1 Act Quickly
Bone loss occurs relatively soon after a tooth falls out or is extracted. For implants to be as successful as possible (and for treatment to be as conservative as possible), we need the bone. Healthy bone.
#2 Act Carefully
It is important to choose your San Ramon Implant Dentist with a great deal of discernment. Dr. Kaeley is not only an accredited Periodontist, one of a handful in the San Ramon area; she has also received exemplary training in implant dentistry.
#3 Keep Good Habits
Implants of any kind rely on a healthy body for acceptance and retention. Habits such as excessive alcohol consumption and smoking degrade oral tissue and may stand in the way of long-term implant success.
#4 Maintain Oral Health
Artificial teeth do not corrode. However, oral health is vital to implant success regarding gum stability. Hygiene must be a priority to prevent periodontal disease. The invasive infection of gum disease could ultimately lead to implant failure, so brush! It’s an easy way to keep your smile healthy!
SCHEDULE YOUR DENTAL IMPLANTS CONSULTATION TODAY
If you are interested in getting dental implants, the next best step for you to take is to schedule a All-On-4 Dental Implants Consultation with Dr. Kaeley by calling (925) 860-7071. During this appointment, Dr. Kaeley will perform a full oral examination to determine whether or not any preliminary procedures need to take place before your dental implants can be inserted, explain the dental implants procedure to you and answer all your questions.
ABOUT YOUR PLEASANTON, CA, PERIODONTIST DR. KAELEY:
We look forward to providing families with exceptional care and advanced treatment options. To Schedule An Appointment with Dr. Kaeley contact our San Ramon, CA, dental office today by calling (925) 860-7071. Our office welcomes new patients in and around San Ramon, CA, including Dublin, Pleasanton, Danville, Blackhawk, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Castro Valley, Pleasant Hill and the surrounding Contra Costa County communities.