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When Are Dental Implants Necessary?

Posted by Daniel Tebbi on Oct 13 2021, 07:37 AM

Dental implants are the best solution for tooth replacement when no other treatments are suitable. For people with missing teeth, there are a variety of reasons you may benefit from dental implants. At Daniel Tebbi, D.M.D, we offer the best quality dental implants. We also serve areas including Sherman Oaks 91403, 91495, 91423, Studio City 91604, Van Nuys 91436, 91411, and Reseda 91335. 

While the reasons can vary from person to person, here are some of the main reasons you may need dental implant treatment.

Tooth decay and Gum Disease

Tooth decay can create cavities that weaken teeth. If cavities are left untreated, they can lead to infection and tooth loss. Gum disease can progress to periodontitis, which can cause tooth loss when left untreated.

Teeth have roots that extend into the gums and jawbones. When teeth are lost, the roots are no longer stimulated by the pressure of chewing. As a result, the jawbone begins to break down and deteriorate, causing sagging cheeks and premature aging.

Dental implants are a permanent solution to tooth loss. They replace the roots of teeth, stimulate the jawbone, and stop bone loss.

Missing Teeth

Dental implants are an exceptional solution to missing teeth. They are versatile and can be used to replace a single missing tooth or to restore an entire smile. Their versatility is because of their unique structure.

Dental implants fit over the roots of missing teeth. Once in place, they become part of the jawbone. This makes them far more stable than other tooth replacement options, such as dental bridges, which require support from the surrounding teeth.

Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth. Their versatility makes them ideal for replacing one or more teeth.

Dental implants can be used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. They can replace all of the teeth on the top or bottom arch or both arches. They can even be used to replace all of the teeth along either arch.

Jawbone Deterioration

If your jawbone has deteriorated, it may not be able to support dental implants. This is because the jawbone needs to have a certain level of bone structure for the implant posts to sink into.

You might also need to have bone graft surgery. During this procedure, the bone will be grafted to the jawbone. The graft material can come from your own body or a donor source.

Facial Collapse

Dental implants are the only restorative option that can prevent facial collapse. When a tooth is lost, the bone begins to deteriorate. Within the first year of tooth loss, the jawbone will begin to reabsorb. Without a replacement tooth, this bone loss will continue and affect the appearance of the face. A dental implant is placed in the mouth to act as an artificial tooth root.

Medical Conditions Requiring Tooth Replacement

Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option. While other dental treatments can be used to restore missing teeth, they aren’t as permanent as dental implants. 

Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that doesn’t require any special care beyond normal oral hygiene.

To learn more about our dental implants, visit our Daniel Tebbi, D.M.D. office at 16661 Ventura Blvd Ste 620, Encino, CA 91436, which is quite close to Sherman Oaks 91403, 91495, 91423, Studio City 91604, Van Nuys 91436, 91411, and Reseda 91335. You can also reach us at (818) 789-2034. 

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