Even with more and more people keeping more of their natural teeth throughout their lives than ever before, millions of Americans still suffer from some degree of tooth loss, according to the American College of Prosthodontists. Missing teeth can have an effect on everything from physical appearance and a person's general quality of life, to a number of consequences on oral and general health. The dentists at Digiorno Dental Fitness in Folsom and Sacramento, CA advise patients to consider dental implants as a comprehensive solution to the cosmetic and health problems that can result from living with tooth loss.
Get Back Your Smile - And Oral Health - With Dental Implants in Folsom and Sacramento, CA
An implant is a small, screw shaped dental prosthetic made of biocompatible titanium, which makes it highly resistant to infection and allows for it to fuse with the surrounding bone tissue in the gums and behave much like a normal root. Once the implant has healed, a natural looking cosmetic crown is attached, completing the restoration.
Implants are the closest thing to a natural tooth, and actually help to improve oral health by helping to maintain and grow new healthy bone tissue in the gums. When a tooth is lost, the surrounding bone tissue begins to erode. If left untreated, bone loss can lead to inflammation, infections and periodontal disease, which increases the risk of both oral and general health problems in the future.
Implants can be used to replace a single tooth or even a set of dentures with just a few implants. Once they are in place, dental implants are cared for just like natural teeth, with vigorous oral hygiene and regular follow up care by a dentist.
Find a Dentist in Folsom and Sacramento, CA
If you are an adult in good general and oral health, dental implants may be a good tooth replacement option for you. For more information, and to find out if you are a good candidate, contact Digiorno Dental Fitness to schedule an appointment today.