You have missing teeth that make you embarrassed to smile and also cause you difficulties with eating. But that is not all. You cannot get ahead in your career because you feel held back by your broken smile, and you find it difficult to engage with others and develop personal relationships. This is a difficult situation to be in. Having a full mouth of functioning white teeth is important to a person’s oral hygiene as well as their overall health and quality of life.
While there are some options that you can look into to treat missing teeth, one of the most popular solutions is dental implants. Dental implants can restore your mouth to both functionality and brilliance. An improved appearance and opinion of one’s self can be life-changing.
Dr. McBride is a San Diego dental implant specialist who can answer all of your questions regarding dental implants.
Perhaps you are considering dental implants or, maybe, you have heard of them but do not know too much. Potentially, you understand how dental implants work but do not have knowledge of the surgical procedure. Some answers to common dental implant questions may give you more insight.
Dental implants are dental prosthetics that are secured into the jawbone and then topped with a dental crown.
One of the most appealing aspects of dental implants is their beauty to flawlessly blend in with the look and sheen of your other natural teeth. When you smile, you can do so with self-assurance because your dental implants will support not just the structure of your face and aid you in chewing, but they can also make your smile look as if you have never suffered from missing teeth.
The implant portion of your dental implant will be fused into your jaw bone when placed properly and healed soundly. With the right care and maintenance, it is a permanent implant. The crown though may need to be replaced. But, it is possible for the dental crowns to last as long as ten years to more than 15 years. So the crowns too, have staying power.
Dental implants can replace just one missing tooth or multiple missing teeth.
The cost of dental implants can vary by patient. A patient who is having multiple dental implants placed in the mouth would be a higher cost than a patient who is only having one dental implant, for example. But there are other considerations too that can impact the cost of dental implants. One is if the need for bone grafting is required. When you meet with your San Marcos dentist, you can have your specific circumstances evaluated and your dentist will be able to provide you with a better idea of the costs that will come with your dental implant surgery.
Dental restoration is something that can make a big difference in a patient’s life. The San Marcos cosmetic dentist at McBride Dental understands how meaningful fixing a smile with missing or broken teeth can be. To meet with the dentist at McBride Dental during a free consultation, please call (760) 471-1003 today.