Are you missing one or more teeth? Any number of missing teeth can be replaced with either multiple implants or a single tooth implant in Encino, CA by Dr. Alfred Penhaskashi.
Dental Implants are Today's Favored Option for Replacing Missing Teeth
- Permanent, secure tooth replacement
- Comfortable and highly aesthetic
- Replace one or multiple teeth
Options for One or More Missing Teeth
When a tooth is lost, replacing it as soon as possible is important to making sure others remain healthy, as multiple missing teeth are often the result of a domino effect that starts as soon as the first one is lost. Dr. Penhaskashi replaces one or more missing teeth with a variety options.
Single Missing Tooth
Dental Implants are the leading choice for patients who have a lost a single tooth because they provide the structural support and other qualities that are inherent to a real tooth. The post, which is anchored in the jaw, will stop the bone loss that typically follows tooth loss. It is also an ideal way to replace a single tooth because it can be customized to look identical to the rest of your natural teeth, which makes smiling and socializing a lot easier.
A dental bridge
is another option but it does come with some considerations. Three crown units are needed to make it work – one in the middle where the space is and two that are fitted on either side, over the natural teeth. This method can cause some potential damage to the existing teeth but does provide reasonably good results.
are also used to fill in the space between natural teeth but are rarely the first choice, as they require clasps for stability, making them uncomfortable to wear. They also look conspicuous and do not provide any of the health benefits that dental implants do, particularly regarding bone loss.
Two or More Missing Teeth
When many missing teeth need replacing, dental implants at each location are ideal. They last longer, provide the health benefits your jaw needs to stay fit, and look far more natural than other options.
Dental bridges outfitted with dental implants are another option. These entail using implants to fabricate and support either side of the bridge rather than relying on two natural teeth for its support.
Implant supported dentures are for patients missing all of their teeth, yet still want the benefits and ease of having dental implants. These models are designed to give dentures more stability and jaw support than traditional dentures.
Whether you need to replace one tooth or require a full mouth replacement, dental implants may be your solution. Call Dr. Penhaskashi today for multiple implants or a single tooth implant in Encino, CA.