Dental Implant Specialist in Fresno, CA
Missing teeth, old bridgework, and slipping dentures can make you uncomfortable, cause you to look older, and make you feel less confident. Ultimately, the low self-esteem can also cause you to miss out on things you once enjoyed, like attending social gatherings or eating your favorite foods. Fortunately, a dental implant specialist in Fresno, CA can help to fix this problem.
Depending on your case of missing teeth, Dr. Mehdi Jafarinejad may recommend implant-supported teeth to restore the look and function of your mouth to its original condition. Dental implants are the closest tooth replacement option to having your natural teeth back. They provide superior stability and help to prevent bone loss in the jaw.
Implants can also save your smile by:
- Securing partial or full dentures, enhancing their stability
- Providing a permanent anchor for replacement teeth
- Saving your bone structure and supporting your face and lips so you have a more youthful look
Why should you replace missing teeth?
Spaces between your teeth can make the underlying jawbone diminish, causing adjacent teeth to shift from their original position. This results in gaps between other teeth, making it difficult to properly brush and floss those areas of your mouth. Ultimately, gum disease sets in, leading to dental caries and additional tooth loss.
The bone structure beneath your gums needs constant stimulation to maintain its form and density. Unfortunately, none of the other tooth replacement options, namely bridges and dentures, offer bone stimulation. So, your bone tissue will continue to wear away, distorting your facial structure and smile.
Dental implants are bonded to your jawbone, so they’re incredibly strong and steady, improving the stability of your mouth. They help maintain bone density, so you retain your natural face shape and smile. Additionally, they have a completely natural look and aesthetic appeal, so no one will be able to notice any changes in your look and smile.
Are you a suitable candidate for dental implants?
The benefits of a dental implant make it the ideal treatment for missing teeth. To determine whether you are eligible for implant placement, please visit Dr. Jafarinejad in Fresno for a professional assessment of your case.