Tooth loss remains a widespread problem. According to statistics, approximately 178 million adults across the country are missing at least one tooth, with close to 40 million people missing all of their teeth. Although fixed dental bridges and dentures offer functional and cosmetically pleasing results for the replacement of missing teeth, dental implants are increasingly becoming a favorite choice in care.
A dental implant consists of a small post, made of biocompatible materials, which integrates with the bone of your jaw. Because a dental implant behaves in much the same way as the root of a natural tooth, it provides ongoing stimulation to the bone surrounding the edentulous area, helping to prevent bone loss and preserve the natural contours of your face. An individual implant can support a dental crown, just as your natural tooth root supports your tooth. And, with the placement of multiple dental implants, a smile compromised by the loss of more than one tooth can be completely restored.
Dental implants make it possible to restore missing teeth without having to rely on any adjacent teeth for support. They are also easy to care for; your dental implants and implant-supported restorations require the same oral hygiene routine as do your natural teeth. With proper dental care that includes brushing and flossing at home, along with periodic dental checkups and professional cleanings, your implant can last a lifetime.
At the office of Precision Dental Care, Dr. Ochoa is skilled and experienced in all aspects of care and will determine the best options for rebuilding your smile, including a dental implant treatment plan that’s right for you.
To find out if you are a candidate for treatment with dental implants and all your options in care, give us a call today.