Losing one or more of your natural teeth might feel like the end of the world, but with restorative dentistry treatments like dental implants, it doesn’t have to. Dental implants are the next best thing next to growing a new set of teeth (which sadly can’t happen). Nicolas A. Ravon, DDS, MSD can help you replace your missing teeth and enjoy all the amazing benefits that come with dental implants in Beverly Hills.
Discover some of these benefits for yourself!
One of the first and most important benefits of dental implants is their ability to function just like natural teeth. The reason they function just like natural teeth is that they’re designed like natural teeth. Dental implants act as a tooth root that stays secure in your jaw that supports the crown of a tooth. After we place the dental implant in your jaw, the bone around it will fuse to the dental implant to secure it in place. Then, after we place the dental crown, it will feel and function just like a natural tooth!
When you lose a natural tooth without replacing it, the bone in your jaw no longer has a reason to stick around. Since it has nothing to support, it will begin to resorb. As it resorbs, it can impact your other existing teeth as well as your facial features. By getting dental implants, the bone will have something to support and therefore won’t resorb. Dental implants, therefore, prevent bone loss.
When you replace your missing teeth with dentures, you’re not able to apply the same bite force when you chew as you did with your natural teeth. This is because dentures apply the bite force to your gums which can feel quite uncomfortable with too much force. However, with dental implants, the bite force goes directly to the jaw just like it does with natural teeth. This is because dental implants are anchored to your jaw. You can chomp down on your favorite foods without worrying if you’re chewing too hard.
Since dental implants help preserve your jaw bone, you won’t have to worry about experiencing any early signs of aging or changes to your facial features. The dental implants help prevent bone loss which means your facial structure will still have the support it needs to maintain your appearance. If you were to get dentures, you would experience bone loss and it would cause your facial structure to lose height. The height loss would result in sagging skin and more predominant wrinkles around the mouth. If you don’t want to experience these facial changes, dental implants are a must!
Taking care of dental implants is a lot like caring for your natural teeth. Brush them twice a day, floss once a day, and visit the dentist every six months for a dental cleaning and exam. If you clench or grind your teeth, we also recommend wearing a nightguard to protect your dental implants. As long as you take good care of your oral health and prevent physical damage, your implants can last for the rest of your life.
Since dental implants are not real teeth, nor are the dental crown attached to them, you won’t have to worry about getting cavities. However, this is no reason to skip brushing or flossing your teeth. Poor oral hygiene can cause your dental implants to fail. You just won’t have to worry about getting a dental filling or root canal ever again in that tooth.
One of the biggest problems with dentures is that they slip and slide around in your mouth. With dentures supported by dental implants, you won’t ever have to worry about slippage again. Dental implants hold your replacement teeth in place so you can eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
If you lose a natural tooth and you don’t replace it, your adjacent teeth will begin to shift into an empty spot. This can throw off your entire bite and lead to a wide range of dental problems. When you get dental implants and replace your missing teeth, you won’t have to worry about your teeth shifting out of place. They will stay put where they belong.
Dental implants aren’t a treatment you will have to replace down the line. With proper care, they can remain a permanent tooth loss solution. They are well worth the investment.
The last benefit of dental implants is the ability to speak naturally. You won’t speak with a lisp like you would with dentures or with missing teeth. Dental implants feel natural and so will your speaking.
If you’re tired of living with missing teeth or your current tooth loss replacement makes you unhappy, consider getting dental implants in Beverly Hills. Book a consultation with Nicolas A. Ravon, DDS, MSD by calling (310) 275-5325 to learn more about our dental implant and tooth replacement options. Once you experience the benefits of dental implants, you will wonder how you lived without them.