We’ve said it before – we’ll say it again, losing a tooth is never a welcome proposition. Fortunately, not only are there viable options to replace teeth – but you also have many opportunities to prevent the need to replace a tooth in the first place.
But sometimes, for one reason or another – you just can’t avoid it. Whether you have a history of poor oral hygiene or you had an accident, the important thing to remember is that there are solutions.
Most patients understand that there’s a pretty big difference between dental bridge, dentures, and dental implants. They are all very popular methods for replacing teeth, and they all shine in their own way. While some patients missing all of their teeth might be more apt to choose dentures – dental implants and dental bridges are often the more popular choice for replacing 1 or 2 teeth.
The big difference between dental implants and dental bridges is the fact that a dental bridge rests over the gap and attaches to the two healthy teeth on either side. With a dental implant, a titanium post is inserted into your jaw. This post eventually integrates with your jaw, which makes the finished dental implant virtually as strong and functional as your natural tooth.
What many patients wonder is – do dental implants really feel “real”? And fortunately, if you’re considering a dental implant – the answer is yes. Because of the biocompatibility of the post and your jaw, the only thing your family or your friends will notice is the dental crown. And they won’t even notice that! Because the dental crown is formed and colored to look just like your natural teeth.
Compared to any other solution, dental implants are by far the closest you can get to a natural tooth – with patient satisfaction to match.
Have a question about dental implants from our Dentists in Garden Grove? We’re here to help! Contact us today to learn more about your options for replacing teeth.