You need every tooth in your smile, not just for aesthetics, but for proper function and oral health. If you’re missing teeth, Parnaz Aurasteh, DDS, and her team can replace them with dental implants at Oral Care Dentistry: Parnaz Aurasteh, DDS in Beverly Hills, California. Book your visit today by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online.
Dental implants are a restorative dental solution that replaces your missing teeth with artificial tooth roots. The replacement piece consists of a tiny post made from a biocompatible material like titanium or ceramic. This post is placed into your jawbone and capped with a restoration.
The biocompatibility of implants is a notable feature that ensures your body won't reject the new addition. This quality makes it possible for your implants to fuse with your jawbone, providing healthy stimulation, and preventing bone loss.
Once your implants fuse with your jawbone, they provide a stable support system for attaching a crown, bridge, or dentures.
By replacing your missing teeth, dental implants improve your smile in a few different ways.
First, they restore the appearance of your smile by filling in the gaps left by missing teeth. Filling in those spaces also keeps the rest of your teeth firmly in place, meaning that they won't shift out of alignment. Misaligned teeth can lead to excessive wear-and-tear and can throw off the proper alignment of your bite, leading to pain and discomfort in your jaw.
Dental implants also work to prevent your jaw from losing bone tissue, which most other restorative dental solutions don't do. Unlike a bridge or unanchored dentures, your dental implant is physically connected to your jawbone, which provides your bone with the stimulation necessary to keep it from resorbing, or deteriorating.
The beauty of dental implants is that you care for them just like the rest of your teeth. Because they mimic the structures of your natural teeth, your dental implants require similar care. But unlike your natural teeth, teeth restored with dental implants aren’t susceptible to cavities and decay. However, you still have to brush and floss daily for the health of all your surrounding teeth and maintain regular check-ups and cleanings with Dr. Aurasteh. With good oral hygiene, your implants can last a lifetime.
If you're ready to restore your smile with dental implants, schedule a visit with Oral Care Dentistry: Parnaz Aurasteh, DDS today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.