Do you take your healthy teeth for granted?
When they function properly, you don’t really think about what they do. But what happens if you lose a tooth because of a sports injury, advanced gum disease, or decay?
At OrthoGrace Dental, we know that tooth loss for any reason can be devastating. We are pleased to offer state-of-the-art dental implants because they are the healthiest tooth replacement option available today. Dr. Joe Medellin has the experience and expertise necessary to place implants that fit, feel, and function like a natural tooth.
Every one of your teeth has a specific job, and they all work together to allow you to bite and chew comfortably and speak normally. Your teeth also support your lips and facial features to give you healthier, more youthful appearance.
When a tooth is lost, your other teeth go into overdrive to make up for its lost function. This can lead to discomfort and uneven wear that damages your teeth. If we don’t replace the tooth, surrounding teeth will gradually drift into the space, creating uncomfortable crowding and difficulties when it comes to brushing and flossing properly.
There are several other tooth replacement methods, but they don’t function the way a dental implant does. An implant is a biocompatible titanium post that is surgically placed in your jaw at our Northridge dental office
As the site heals, the post forms a secure bond with surrounding bone and tissue and acts as a replacement root. When the implant has fully healed, Dr. Joe will add a restoration like a crown, bridge, or denture. The result is a fully functional tooth that blends beautifully with your smile.
The best option for replacing missing teeth used to be a three-unit bridge connected to adjacent teeth. However, this meant removing healthy tooth structure to create enough room for the restorations to fit correctly. The result was a two-teeth solution to a one-tooth problem!
Now, thanks to advances in modern dentistry, we can offer our patients the option of replacing a missing tooth with a single-tooth dental implant. After the implant process is finished, you will have a replacement tooth that looks and acts like a natural tooth. Over time, the crown may need to be replaced, but the implant itself is permanent.
Are you dealing with a missing tooth and looking for a solution? Please call OrthoGrace Dental to set up a consultation with Dr. Joe to talk about dental implants as well as our other tooth replacement solutions.