Dental implants are one of the best ways Dr. Brian Gradinger can help his patients in Valencia, California, improve the function of their mouths and give them the smile they have always wanted. Implants can improve your smile in many ways. Missing teeth can rob you of your self-confidence. They can also disrupt how your mouth functions. If the teeth are not replaced, the alignment of your teeth may be disturbed in such a way that it affects how you eat and speak. Following are a few ways how implants can improve your smile.
Fills Any Gaps
Dental implants can be used to fill in gaps that are caused by the loss of one or more teeth. Dental implants are now being used to support dentures and partial bridges. The metal posts embedded into the jawbone help promote stability with dental implants. The bone becomes stronger as it begins to mold itself around the post. Once the dental crown is placed on top, you won’t be able to tell if any of your natural teeth have been lost.
Keeps Your Smile
The gap left behind after you lose a tooth can cause you to be highly self-conscious. It can cause you to shield your face every time you open your mouth. You will smile less and keep your mouth as closed as possible when you speak. You will do anything possible to avoid people looking at your mouth. With dental implants, gaps can be filled using dental crowns that are in the exact size, shape, and color of those being replaced. This allows you to smile as wide as you like and have complete confidence in your appearance.
Maintains Alignment of Your Smile
When you have a missing tooth, the surrounding teeth will start to shift in an attempt to fill the gap. As your teeth begin to move, it causes changes in your bite pattern. This can cause the surfaces of your molars to be ground down. It can cause them to chip or crack. Using a dental implant ensures all the teeth remain in their original position, maintaining proper alignment and allowing you to speak and eat naturally.
Dr. Brian Gradinger offers dental teeth implants to his patients in Valencia, CA. If you have questions or want to learn more about how dental implants work, call and talk to our team. New patients will need to call (661) 450-6650. Existing patients should call (661) 287-9650.