In their lifetime, many adult Americans will lose one or more teeth. From a bad injury to tooth decay or gum disease, many factors can result in tooth loss. Even though this isn't uncommon, it still creates feelings of embarrassment and lesser self-confidence. A missing tooth can impact how you look, what you can eat, how you speak, and more.
Each tooth is important and serves a role; when even one goes missing, it can affect adjacent teeth. Dr. Morgan Nordstrom, and Dr. William C. Vizzolini, can help treat tooth loss by providing dental implants in Vallejo.
Dental Implants and Natural Teeth
Patients might be curious if dental implants might actually be better than real teeth. At our Vallejo, CA dental office, we try to maintain natural teeth as much as we can. We always choose to restore a tooth rather than replace it.
There may be situations when the best solution is extraction followed by dental implants, especially if the tooth cannot be saved. If there is a severe infection, decay, gum disease, or trauma, dental implants can keep your smile healthy.
Dental implants cannot get cavities or decay, which can be beneficial to patients who often have cavities. WIthout restoring the entire tooth, patients can lose their jaw bone density, but dental implants restore that. If a tooth is extremely decayed and cannot be recovered, then it is best to be extracted.
Dental implants are a long-term solution, so patients can expect to enjoy them for many years.
As dental professionals, we can't say that dental implants are better than your natural teeth, but they are better than weakened and damaged teeth.
Dental Implants Can Improve Your Life
If you are missing one or more teeth, you might already be looking into your options. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement that restores your entire tooth, down to the root. We encourage patients to give us a call to learn more about dental implants.