When patients with missing teeth come to our Pasadena office looking to restore their smiles, they want to know what teeth replacement options are available. Currently, there are 3 teeth replacement options on the market: dentures or partial dentures, dental bridges and dental implants. While dentures and dental bridges are tried and tested methods of replacing missing teeth, the newest technology on the market – dental implants – is the most preferred method in our Pasadena office for replacing missing teeth. Here are three reasons why we prefer using dental implants for our Pasadena area patients.
1) Dental Implants Can Replace 1, Multiple or a Mouthful of Missing Teeth
One of the reasons that we love dental implants is that they are such a flexible solution. Whether you are missing 1 tooth, a few adjacent teeth, or a jaw or mouthful of teeth, dental implants are a great solution for you. This is because 1 titanium dental implant can support either 1 crown or a few adjacent crowns. Additionally, All-on-4 dental implants can support an entire mouthful of dental implants, using just four titanium dental implant screws.
2) Dental Implants Look Real and Restore Oral Function
A second reason that dental implants are so popular with our doctors is that they are a realistic looking and functioning tooth replacement solution. Dental implants are covered with a zirconia crown, which looks and functions like a real tooth. If you have dental implants, no one will know, unlike with dentures which can slip and slide, or dental crowns which can easily break. Additionally, dental implants are a strong solution, so you can eat crunchy and chewy foods without the risk of them breaking or falling out.
3) Dental Implants Prevent You from Losing Jawbone Tissue
From a dental standpoint, perhaps one of the most popular reasons for restoring your smile with dental implants instead of dentures or bridges is that they actually help stimulate jawbone growth. You see, your teeth’s natural roots encourage healthy jawbone tissue growth. When you lose teeth, that stimulation is lost, too. While dentures and bridges may be a cosmetic solution for restoring smiles, they don’t do anything to promote jawbone growth. Dental implants, however, which are inserted into your jawbone and fuse with it, stimulate jawbone growth so that you won’t lose tissue over time.
Learning More About Dental Implants
When it comes to picking a tooth replacement system, we understand that you have a lot of factors to consider. May we suggest that the best way you make your decision is by consulting with us directly? While it’s great that you are performing Internet research, nothing can replace having a conversation with the doctors of Lytle, Tate & Stamper themselves.
If you know that you need a tooth, or multiple teeth replaced, the thing to do is schedule a consultation appointment with us. To do so, call our Pasadena offices today at (818) 240-1805. We look forward to serving you!