A few years ago, options for tooth replacement were limited to dentures or dental bridges. But now, dental implants are the most effective and advanced solution for missing one or more teeth, or for tooth loss. With the help of this versatile treatment you can get a single tooth or multiple teeth replaced. You can even get implants placed at the same time when the tooth is extracted.
How do dental implants work?
Dental Implants are made of the strongest titanium available and is surgically placed in the jawbone where the teeth are missing. It takes a few months for the implants to fuse with the bone, which creates a stable and strong foundation for the new teeth. Later an abutment is placed onto the implant, which will be in charge of supporting the new crown. The new teeth look completely natural and let you eat all your favorite food.
Why do you need a Dental Implant?
- Your attractive smile can be affected by the space in between the teeth, also causing problems to the rest of the natural teeth. The surrounding teeth start drifting from its position to the missing space; you might begin to develop unsightly and unwanted spaces in between other teeth.
- Tooth loss affects the opposing teeth as well because while biting and chewing, they rely on each other. If the bite gets affected, then the tooth will start drifting towards the empty space. This can affect your overall bite and make you feel awkward and it also becomes more costly to make it right.
- Tooth loss affects your overall appearance. Your teeth act as a support to your cheeks and lips, maintaining the right dimensions between both the upper and lower jaws. If there is a loss of multiple teeth, the facial features start collapsing inwards, which can lead to premature aging.
How should you care for dental implants?
It is easy to care for implants. In order to maintain them:
- You need to brush and floss your teeth daily
- You need to get regularly examined
- Get dental cleanings at least twice a year
- Keep your jawbone in good health
Call us (664) 685-6460 or schedule an online appointment with Dr. Lamas for a consultation at our office in Tijuana Baja California, México.