No smile is complete without a full set of teeth, yet many people do not make it through life with all of their permanent teeth intact. Tooth loss can be caused by a variety of reasons, with infection, decay, extraction, and trauma being the most common causes. When people are left with an incomplete smile, they have to make a choice of what to do for the future of their smiles. Many people suffer from feelings of embarrassment and feeling self-conscious about an incomplete smile, and they are looking for a solution to correct their smiles. Aside from just the aesthetics of an incomplete smile, there is also the situation of the mouth being vulnerable to a rapid decline in oral health. The structure of the mouth is designed so that the teeth support one another. When one or more teeth are missing, the jaw bone does not have the complete support that it needs, and the jaw bone will begin to deteriorate over time. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that successfully provide both the aesthetic solution as well as the structural support that the jaw needs in order to remain strong and healthy.
Dental implants are actually titanium posts that are surgically implanted into the jaw bone to securely hold a dental crown permanently in place. Dental implants offer a comfortable and attractive solution to tooth loss, and have been touted as the most revolutionary advancement in dentistry over the last century. With the surgical placement of the titanium posts in the jaw bone, human bone goes through a process known as Osseo integration in which the bone “accepts” the implant and grows around it. This process takes time, but it provides a permanent solution that dentures and dental bridges cannot offer.
At Pacific Sky Dental, we proudly offer dental implants to patients who are in need of a tooth replacement option. Dr. Jone has the extensive training in both the surgical placement and the cosmetic restoration of dental implants. All of your implant care needs can be provided for right her in our Daly City dental office. Contact our practice to schedule a consultation to learn more about dental implants and how they can restore your smile.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Raymond Jone, Pacific Sky Dental