Missing teeth affect more than your smile. You might feel like avoiding the camera, but tooth loss also makes it difficult to chew and speak. More importantly, teeth keep your facial muscles and tissues in place, preventing sagging and even bone loss.
Optimal oral health begins with top-notch dental care. Dr. Mark Kramer, a renowned implantologist, specializes in advanced dental implant methods. Located in Tustin, California, Dr. Kramer and his talented team use state-of-the-art equipment to restore smiles with comfortable and durable replacement solutions.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of a biocompatible material, meaning your body can’t tell the difference between a natural tooth and the implant. A titanium post is implanted into your jawbone during the procedure, either on the top or bottom of your mouth, or both. The artificial root then naturally fuses with your jawbone.
After the root is securely integrated, Dr. Kramer attaches an abutment to the titanium post. This abutment holds the artificial tooth. The dental implants look and function just like real teeth. They aren’t removable like dentures, and they won’t shift when you speak or eat. Implants are so durable that they can last a lifetime with proper oral care.
Benefits of dental implants
Dental implants are a modern and popular choice for replacing missing teeth, and for good reason. If you’re considering replacing missing teeth, you should know the benefits of dental implants.
Prevent bone loss
Did you know that even one missing tooth can eventually lead to bone loss? The roots of your teeth stimulate your jawbone. That stimulation is essential to keeping your jaw healthy and functioning. If there’s no longer a tooth root, your jawbone doesn’t get stimulation, which leads to bone loss.
Enjoy a confident smile
A confident smile depends on straight, healthy teeth and gums. If you have a missing tooth or teeth, the neighboring teeth attempt to close the gap by shifting and moving closer to one another. They can become crooked, changing the shape and alignment of surrounding teeth. As they move out of their proper position, your top and bottom teeth will no longer close together properly, causing pain and changing the appearance of your face.
Improve oral health
If your teeth are trying to compensate for gaps in your mouth, they become misshapen. Crooked teeth are more difficult to care for because flossing between them becomes harder. Misaligned teeth can trap bacteria and debris in pockets that flossing and brushing can’t eliminate. If the bacteria continue to grow, you may experience an infection or more severe issues like gum disease. Dental implants ensure there are no gaps in which bacteria can thrive and cause problems.
Are you ready to fill in the gaps?
Beautiful, healthy teeth aren’t only aesthetically pleasing, but they also are needed to speak, chew, and smile confidently. As a dental implant expert, Dr. Kramer works with you to create a personalized plan to keep your mouth and gums healthy.
With a lifetime guarantee on implants and restorations, plus our excellent value pricing, there’s no need to wait to achieve the perfect, healthy smile. We’ll match or beat any written quote for the same treatment. Besides Dr. Kramer’s success rate and affordability, there are even more reasons to consider making an appointment.
Call us today at 714-500-7194 to schedule a consultation, or use our convenient online scheduling tool to make an appointment.