It might surprise you to hear that almost half of American adults have lost at least one adult tooth. That being said, we’re lucky to live in a time with so many restorative dentistry services to choose from. While dealing with a missing tooth can be embarrassing, there’s also an array of risks it brings to your oral health. So with all the restorative services available, there’s no good reason to leave a lost tooth untreated!
At Robert Rosenfeld DDS, we’re proud of the restorative services we offer, including dental implants. Dr. Rosenfeld and his experienced team are dedicated to providing quality service for those around San Diego. Contact us today for our restorative services! Or, keep reading to learn why dental implants might be a good option for those looking to replace a missing tooth!
How Are Dental Implants Different From Other Restorative Treatments?
The most common treatments for replacing missing teeth are dental bridges, dental implants, and dentures. Dentures can be the go-to option for those who have lost most or all of their teeth. But bridges and crowns are a good choice for replacing one or two missing teeth.
Dental implants are unique in that they utilize a titanium cylinder that represents the tooth root. This titanium cylinder is surgically placed or implanted in the site of the missing tooth. The titanium root is then used to secure an implant supported crown or bridge.
Tooth supported dental bridges are different in that they are bonded to natural teeth. The teeth on either side of the space are used as anchors or abutments. Whether the bridge is supported by implants or natural teeth it will restore proper function to the bite, prevent your teeth from shifting, and improve your appearance.
What Are The Advantages of Dental Implants?
- Prevent jawbone loss: Perhaps one of the greatest advantages of the dental implant is that it helps to prevent jawbone loss where there is a missing tooth. Without the stimulation of a tooth root, the jawbone begins to resorb in the months and years following the loss of that tooth. Fortunately, the titanium root that is implanted helps to support the jaw and deter resorption. Another big plus is with an implant you don’t need to be concerned with tooth decay. Titanium is not susceptible to decay.
Contact Robert Rosenfeld DDS For Restorative Dentistry!
If you’re seeking restorative dentistry services around San Diego, don’t hesitate to contact Robert Rosenfeld DDS in Solana Beach, where quality care meets quality service! You can call us at 858.755.1189 to schedule a consultation. You can also contact us here.