Whether you lose one or several teeth, the gaps that form affect both its appearance and quality. Open gaps invite dental problems such as periodontal disease, tooth decay, and teeth that drift out of place. Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants can help your smile regain its original strength and bite force.
One of the many negative side effects of tooth loss is the resulting weakening of the jawbone when it loses the support of a tooth root. The placement of a dental implant in the jawbone stops the bone loss and helps the bone become both stronger and healthier.
The dental implant will fuse with the bone to form a strong bond equivalent to that of a tooth root. This stability creates a strength unmatched by dentures or dental bridges. Once our dentist caps the implant with a custom-made dental crown that matches your surrounding teeth, he creates a reliable foundation for the implant. This provides you with an effective bite force that allows you to enjoy foods like steak and apples.
The consistent practice of oral hygiene habits will help your dental implant support your smile for the rest of your life. You are welcome to contact Darden DDS at 626.963.6006 if you would like to speak with Dr. Bryce Darden and Dr. Ronald Darden about receiving a dental implant in Glendora, California.