When it comes to caring for your dental health, replacing your missing teeth is an essential part of keeping your mouth healthy. At Martin Implants, we offer a variety of different options to replace your missing teeth. If it’s not possible to save your natural teeth from being extracted, we will provide you with all the information you need to decide which treatment is best to replace your missing teeth. Learn more about what our Stockton dentist can do for you.
Options for Replacing Missing Teeth
One of our top options for replacing missing teeth in Stockton is, of course, dental implants. Our dental office specializes in different dental implants procedures and would love to meet with you for a dental implants consultation. Dental implants are in our opinion, the best option for replacing missing teeth. This is because dental implants provide such an abundance of benefits for dental health. Among these benefits includes maintaining bone mass in your jaw. This, as a result, helps you maintain a youthful appearance by preventing your face from sagging. They also provide you with replacement teeth that are secured to your jaw which will give you the feeling of natural teeth. Dental implants allow you to eat and smile just like you would with natural teeth.
In addition to dental implants, we can also offer patients with missing teeth in Stockton our other options like dentures or dental bridges. Dental bridges can be used to replace a one to two missing teeth as long as there are anchor teeth to connect the bridge to. Bridges can also be used with dental implants. Our other option and usually the last resort option we recommend for our patients are dentures. We offer both full and partials to choose from for your missing teeth. Dentures are not connected to anything in your mouth. Full dentures are kept in place with adhesives while partial dentures stay in place with the use of wires much like retainers do. The dentures are the cheapest option for replacing your teeth but give you less security like dental implants do.
Depending on how many teeth you lost, we will determine the best replacement option for you.
Dental Implants Vs Dentures
Now that you know about our different tooth replacement options, you should know the true differences between dental implants vs dentures and what implant supported dentures are. The main difference between dentures and dental implants is that dental implants are anchored to your jaw while dentures are not. When your tooth solution is anchored to your jaw, you won’t feel as self-conscious about your fake teeth as you would with just dentures alone. When your teeth are more secure, you can eat, talk and smile with confidence.
With dentures, you face the risk that your dentures fall out at the wrong time. Although this is uncommon as long as your dentures fit correctly, it can still happen. Some of our patients in Stockton also complain about the hassle of cleaning their dentures. You have to take your dentures out to clean them, which can make some people feel self-conscious because they will regularly see themselves without teeth. With dental implants, you never have to take your restorations out of your mouth in order to clean them properly.
We also offer implant supported dentures as an option. Implant supported dentures are dentures that are anchored to 4 to 6 dental implants per jaw. This means your entire jaw of teeth can be replaced in as simple as 4 to 6 dental implants. This is an effective and preferred solution for replacing missing teeth.
Benefits of Replacing Missing Teeth
Whether you lost one tooth, two or an entire jaw, we can help you find the right dental treatment to help you replace your missing teeth. One of the benefits of replacing a single tooth or a section of teeth is it helps the surrounding teeth stay healthy. When you don’t replace teeth, the surrounding teeth can begin shifting into the empty slot. This can cause all sorts of bite and alignment problems not to mention it will mess up the appearance of your teeth. To ensure that the rest of your natural teeth stay in place and stay healthy, we recommend replacing your missing teeth as soon as possible.
Another benefit of restoring your missing teeth is restoring the appearance of your smile. When you have gaps of missing teeth in your smile, it’s unlikely that you are happy with these results. Once you replace these teeth, you will find that you love your smile once again, not scared to show it off. Your restorations will look completely natural so you have nothing to worry about.
What Happens if I Don’t Replace My Missing Teeth?
If you don’t replace your missing teeth, a few different problems will happen. First, your remaining teeth will begin shifting in your mouth. This can cause bite problems, uneven wear, and make it difficult to chew or eat certain foods. You will also be embarrassed by your smile’s appearance. All of these downsides will most likely take some sort of toll on your life. It will make eating more stressful, make you self-conscious to smile or laugh like a normal person and it will cause even more dental problems down the line. It’s best to do as much as possible to avoid these future problems. Without replacement, you might be more susceptible to decay, cavities and gum disease. Avoid these harmful dental problems with replacement teeth.
Replace Your Missing Teeth Today
If you’re ready to replace your missing teeth and improve the quality of your life, it’s time to give Martin Implants in a call for a consultation. Call our Stockton dentist office to schedule an appointment or visit our online contact form to request an appointment or ask questions and we will get back to you at our earliest convenience.