Have you recently experienced tooth loss or learned that you need to have a tooth extracted? While we all hope to keep our natural teeth forever, that is not always possible. In this situation, we recommend choosing a tooth replacement option to fill the missing space. There can be a number of reasons why you may need tooth replacement, such as advanced decay, trauma, an accident, illness, and even certain medications or medical treatments. At Green Dentistry, we are passionate about restoring your oral health as quickly as possible. The longer you are missing teeth, the greater an impact on your oral and overall health. Our number one tooth replacement recommendation is always dental implants.
What are Dental Implants?
When an entire tooth structure, including the tooth root, needs to be replaced, our first suggestion is always dental implants. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is made of biocompatible titanium that is surgically implanted into the jawbone. The products that we use in our office strengthen the jawbone and promote healthy gums. After the first part of the procedure heals we are then able to place the permanent restoration, which is typically a porcelain crown. Although this is a lengthy process, we will continue to recommend this treatment because the high quality materials integrate into the body in the same way as your natural tooth.
Advantages of Dental Implants
Dental implants remain a popular choice with our patients for many reasons. The biggest benefit is esthetics and function. Dental implants blend in beautifully with your natural teeth and are meant to last for many years, perhaps even the rest of your life. Other benefits of implants include:
- No food restrictions
- Easy to clean and maintain
- Restored self-esteem
We believe that all of these advantages make dental implants one of the best solutions to bring back your self-confidence and create the beautiful, natural-looking smile you desire. If you have been considering dental implants and would like more information, please contact our office located in San Francisco, CA. We would love to schedule an appointment with you and help you on your way to a beautiful new smile to enjoy in the upcoming new year and beyond.