December 15, 2020
You are ready to dig in for a holiday meal with family and friends. Whether this is in person or via a virtual dinner party, we hope you can enjoy this time together … and your favorite foods.
For people who are missing teeth, that can be a challenge, but it’s a solvable problem. You can come to Tozzer Dental, where you can get dental implants to make your replacement teeth strong and secure. Whether you need to replace a single tooth or a full set of teeth, implants can restore your smile and your ability to bite and chew.
Schedule a consultation at our Irvine, CA office by calling 949-304-2897.
Many people feel a little embarrassed about losing teeth. We want to assure you that we won’t judge you for your situation. Our goal is to help you restore your oral health as well as your confidence in your smile.
In the United States, millions of people lose teeth every year. According to recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions, roughly 1 in 8 adults 65 years and older has complete tooth loss.
When you lose teeth, you have options. The first option is trying to live without your missing teeth. Depending on how many teeth you have lost, this may seem doable at first. Over time, however, you are likely to experience bone loss in your jaw, changes in your bite, and additional lost teeth. As you lose more teeth, those problems will get worse.
You also can get conventional dentures or a traditional dental bridge. These will restore the appearance of your smile, but they don’t include a replacement for the roots of your missing teeth. You can still experience bone loss in your jaw as a result, which can cause dentures to feel loose or allow more lost teeth with a bridge.
By getting dental implants, you can prevent the bone loss in your jaw, protect your smile, and restore your ability to bite and chew. This can keep your jaw strong and your mouth healthy for many years to come.
By replacing your missing roots, implants create a direct connection from your dental restoration (crown, bridge, or dentures) to your jawbone. This is invaluable for your long-term oral and overall health.
With implants, you are able to stimulate your jawbone. This encourages new bone growth, which is essential for maintaining your strong jaw. Without that stimulation, your jaw gradually will decrease as old tissue is resorbed by your body.
That connection to your jaw also allows you to generate more power. In fact, you can bite with nearly as much force as someone with a full set of healthy teeth when you have implant-supported dentures. For comparison, traditional denture wearers can typically regain 20 to 25 percent of their bite force. If you want to continue eating a variety of foods, then you want to get implants.
To replace your teeth, you deserve to regain the full function of your mouth. To get your dental implants, start by calling Tozzer Dental today at 949-304-2897 to set up an appointment in Irvine, CA. You also can contact us online.