Losing natural teeth can be stressful, to say the least, as tooth loss can impact how you look, eat, and speak. There are alternatives, however, to living with these difficulties. At the Center for Holistic Dentistry, Los Angeles, California, we offer dental implant treatment to resolve problems with missing teeth. Dental implants look, act, and feel like natural teeth to restore your smile beautifully.
A broken smile is but one of many consequences of losing natural teeth. Tooth loss can impact the health, function, and quality of the remaining teeth by causing:
By avoiding delays in replacing missing teeth, you can prevent these issues to protect your oral and general health. After a comprehensive oral exam, Drs. Dalwani, Altman, and Oren can recommend the best course of action for your implant procedure.
Dental implants aren’t your only option for tooth replacement, but they are one of the most effective means of restoring lost teeth. When it comes to repairing your smile, our dentists can customize your implants to closely resemble your natural teeth’ color and size, so your smile appears as natural as possible.
As implants are embedded into your jawbone, they won’t shift around like dentures or come loose when talking or eating. The “root” of an implant is made of a biocompatible rod and is highly durable with long-lasting properties. With proper care, your implant could last a lifetime, making it a permanent solution to replacing lost teeth. The root of an implant acts like the root of natural teeth, stimulating bone growth to preserve your jawbone structure and prevent sagging.
Implants are made to fit perfectly in the gap left by missing teeth to keep bacteria from destroying gum tissue or bone structure. They function just like real teeth, so you can eat whatever you want and speak naturally. Implants also prevent teeth from shifting to avoid misalignments and problems with your bite. These multiple benefits make implants one of your best options for replacing missing teeth.
The cost of dental implants will depend on whether you’re replacing one tooth or multiple teeth and what it takes to complete your treatment. If you have dental insurance, it may cover a part of this treatment. If not, we can discuss financing options to avoid delays in your treatment. As complications can arise the longer you wait to replace missing teeth, we recommend immediate implant placement to start you on the road to a beautiful smile and healthy teeth.