When a patient has gaps and spaces caused by missing teeth, Dr. Steven Ross may recommend dental implants in Salinas, California. Dental implants consist of a titanium post and a replacement tooth, or restoration. The titanium post is placed in the jawbone and acts as replacement tooth roots. The restoration, which can be a dental crown, bridge, or denture, is connected to the post.
Dental implants have many benefits. Dental implants can improve the appearance of your smile. They give you back a smile that you can be proud of. Implants look and function like your natural teeth. The jawbone fuses with the implant post, so they become a durable, permanent part of your smile. Implants are very strong and will last many years, even a lifetime. Dental implants do not require tooth reduction, as bridges do. Leaving your natural teeth intact improves your long-term oral health. Dental implants have many advantages over dentures. Dentures slip in your mouth, causing mumbling and slurred words. Dental implants allow you to speak properly, because they will not slip. Slipping dentures also make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your natural teeth, so you can eat whatever you want with confidence. Because they are part of you and do not need to be removed, they are more comfortable and convenient than dentures.
We welcome you to contact Ross Family Dental today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment with our dentist.