Every tooth is essential for a beautiful, functional smile. Losing even one can cause detrimental complications to your dental health. Not only will you lose your confidence, but you might even lose more teeth. Don’t fret. We can preserve your remaining teeth and rebuild your smile using a natural-looking solution. Besides traditional treatments, we also offer the latest options using dental implants in Costa Mesa.
It’s easy to lose your self-esteem along with your tooth, but aesthetics isn’t the only complication. You lose more than what you see on the surface. You are also missing the root. As a result, your jaw isn’t being stimulated, so it will slowly shrink. Eventually, your remaining teeth won’t have the support they need to stay in place. They will drift out of alignment, increasing your risk of cavities, gum disease, and additional tooth loss.
As you lose more teeth, everyday tasks can become difficult, like chewing. You might need to avoid certain foods, which can lead to nutritional deficiencies that harm your health.
You don’t need to live with the complications of tooth loss. We can fill the empty space to preserve your smile and your quality of life. We offer multiple solutions, including:
Also known as a bridge and crowns, this is the most common solution to replace a single missing tooth. Your dentist takes an impression of your mouth to recreate the tooth you’ve lost from all-ceramic material. It’s held in place by reshaping the adjacent teeth to bond dental crowns over them.
A dental implant is unlike any other treatment because it doesn’t rely on other teeth for support. Instead, the entire tooth structure is recreated using a titanium implant post, an abutment, and a crown. Your implant dentist in Costa Mesa surgically places the post into a precise location in your jaw. The post stimulates bone growth, allowing your jaw to fuse to it through a process called osseointegration. Once your jaw has healed, an abutment is placed onto the post to connect your custom-made crown.
Unlike a traditional fixed bridge, you won’t need to alter healthy teeth. Not to mention, you’ll keep your jawbone strong and healthy to protect your remaining natural teeth. While almost everyone who has good oral and general health is a candidate for a dental implant, you’ll still need a thorough consultation to ensure it’s the right solution for you.
Replacing the entire tooth structure offers several advantages that aren’t possible with a fixed bridge, including:
If you’re ready to complete your smile, choose advanced solutions for your individual needs. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation to replace your missing tooth.
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