Dental implants from Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego can be used to replace one or several teeth, or even anchor a set of dentures. They look and function like natural teeth. Does that sound too good to be true?
You’ve probably heard some dental implant hype.
- Bite and chew like normal!
- Implant-supported dentures don’t slip around!
- Dental implants are superior to dental bridges!
Those are bold claims. However, people with dental implants understand that they aren’t exaggerations.
A dental implant is the strongest natural-looking restoration for a missing tooth. It looks and functions like a natural tooth.
Let’s discuss two lesser-known reasons that dental implants are the best tooth restoration option. These issues don’t receive as much attention, but they should.
Why Are Dental Implants Revolutionary?
A dental implant is a titanium post that is inserted into the jaw to replace a missing tooth root. After a month or two, it fuses with the bone.
The post becomes a stable base for the visible restoration (abutment) above the gumline. An artificial tooth is mounted onto the abutment.
When a tooth is extracted, blood circulation in the bone is decreased because of the missing root. This can lead to bone recession. Dental implants can prevent this from happening.
If you are missing teeth, we invite you to call us at Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego to find out about dental implants. They are not too good to be true! People from Hillcrest, Mission Hills, and Bankers Hill also come to us for a full range of general dentistry services. Call today!
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