Dental Implants Are the Next Best Thing to Natural Teeth

Tooth loss is more than just a cosmetic issue. The longer you go without teeth, the more your jawbone and the surrounding areas are affected. Dental implants replace your lost teeth, fixing the issue and preventing any further shrinking and degradation of your jawbone. 

Nataly Vilderman, DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentistry provides implants to those missing any number of teeth. Serving the Park Merced, West Portal, and Outer Sunset areas of San Francisco, California, Dr. Vilderman provides consultations, advice, and dental surgery to those looking to replace their natural teeth. 

The benefits of implants

Missing teeth can greatly impact your appearance, health, and self-confidence. Over time, tooth loss can cause your jaw to shrink, changing the bone mass and shape of your face. Dental implants are the best solution for this issue, as they take the place of your natural teeth and act as replacements. 

Dental implants also function and look like natural teeth, and can be cleaned the same way. They’re preferred over bridges and dentures, and for good reason. Dentures don’t stop bone loss in the jaw, and they can be a hassle to clean and maintain. 

Bridges are fixed to the surrounding teeth, and cause similar issues during cleaning and flossing.

Dental implants don’t require replacement, as they’re permanently fixed inside your jaw. As long as you brush and floss regularly, they continue to function like your natural teeth. Their placement in the jaw also prevents bone loss, and they’re largely indistinguishable from natural teeth. 

Are you right for implants? 

Almost anyone who has lost teeth can receive dental implants, though certain situations might complicate the procedure. If you’ve gone a long time without replacing a lost tooth, the lack of bone in your jaw can make implantation difficult. 

Placing a new tooth in the jaw requires that the jaw support the root implant. These are shaped like small screws, and the replacement tooth is attached to the implant. If the jawbone has suffered bone loss, a bone graft might be necessary to hold the implant in place. 

A fully grown jaw and bone mass aren't the only things necessary. You also need to maintain your implants after receiving them. It's important that you keep up with oral hygiene to avoid periodontal disease and other oral conditions. This includes brushing, flossing, antiseptic mouthwash, and regular checkups with your dentist. 

The sooner you get dental implants, the better the procedure goes. If you're interested in learning more, contact Dr. Vilderman by calling 415-665-7800 or booking an appointment online.

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