Learn about dental implants from your Woodland dentist!
Are you considering dental implants but have a few questions about their benefits? Dr. James Zimmerman, your Woodland, CA dentist, discuses several advantages of this popular tooth replacement option.
Dental implants are a good choice no matter how many teeth you've lost
Versatile implants can replace just one tooth or can be used to restore all of your teeth. Many people prefer implant-support dentures to traditional dentures because implant-supported dentures are actually rooted in your jawbone in several places, unlike dentures that rest on your gums.
Implants are almost like growing a new tooth
Although you can't grow a new tooth, you can replace your tooth from root to crown, thanks to dental implants. Implants consist of three pieces: the implant placed in a hole in your jaw, the crown on top of the implant and the abutment that connects the implant to the crown. Your dental implant takes the place of your roots and provides a stable base for your crown. Because your titanium implant bonds to your jawbone, it doesn't move, slip or irritate your gums. In fact, many people report that implants feel like natural teeth.
Dental implants improve your self-esteem
Losing a tooth can affect the way you feel about your appearance and make you more hesitant to interact with other people. Implants fill that gap in your smile, look no different than your other teeth and offer a big boost to your self-esteem.
Implants can be a less costlier option
The initial cost of dental implants can seem a little expensive, but it's important to also consider the lifetime costs of every tooth replacement option you're considering. While a bridge may be a little less expensive now, keep in mind that bridges eventually wear out. Depending on your age when you receive your bridge, you may need to replace it several times during your life. With proper care, implants are very long-lasting and may even last your entire life.
Dental implants can transform your smile! Call Dr. Zimmerman, your Woodland, CA dentist, at (530) 661-1155 to schedule an appointment to find out if you're a good candidate for dental implants.
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