Three Reasons to Consider Dental Implants

Dr. Bhavik Bhakta

Dr. Bhavik Bhakta understands the importance of maintaining healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime. That’s why Sunshine Dental strongly recommends dental implants as the premier option for replacing missing teeth.

Implants provide a strong and reliable foundation for restorations like crowns, bridges, and full-arch dentures. Here are three reasons why patients should consider implant-supported restorations with our Corona dentist.

1. Durability

Temporary dentures are designed to replace missing teeth, but they cannot provide the same stability as dental implants. This is because dentures need to be held in place with a special dental adhesive. Even with the best care, dentures can be uncomfortable due to shifting or a lack of support.

A dental implant is made of titanium, a metal that integrates with the jawbone to create a new foundation for replacement teeth. There's no need for adhesives, and the bond is incredibly strong – implants last 10 – 15 years or more when properly cared for. People with implants can eat, speak, and smile confidently, knowing their teeth will be stable.

2. Improved oral health

A missing tooth causes the surrounding teeth to shift out of place, leading to problems eating and speaking while also increasing your risk of gum disease. At the same time, the underlying jawbone begins to deteriorate without stimulation from a tooth root. Your facial features may appear prematurely aged without real support.

With an implant-supported restoration, however, you don’t need to worry about shifting teeth or jawbone deterioration. An implant from our Corona dentist emulates a natural tooth root, preserving your oral health in the long run. No other tooth replacement option can provide this level of stimulation.

3. A natural-looking smile

Some people are concerned that a crown, bridge, or arch won't look like their natural teeth. They tend to avoid social events or smiling for photos to hide the gaps in their smile. At Sunshine Dental, we only use high-quality materials to craft restorations. Dr. Bhakta goes above and beyond to ensure your teeth look as stunning as possible.

Our dental implant process involves a comprehensive consultation. This allows Dr. Bhakta to determine your candidacy for treatment and craft a personalized plan that helps meet your needs. We want you to be proud of your smile and feel confident, no matter what.

How to care for your dental implants long-term

Sunshine Dental provides a detailed post-treatment guide to help you care for your dental implants. Generally, patients should follow their regular oral hygiene routine and practice good brushing and flossing habits. Remember to visit us twice a year for checkups.

Dental implants don't require special care, but avoiding hard food can keep the implant intact long-term. Certain activities like grinding your teeth or chewing ice may cause damage. Dr. Bhakta provides additional tips for maintaining your restorations during follow-up visits. Call Sunshine Dental right away if you experience any pain, discomfort, or dental trauma.

Enhance your smile with implants

There's no reason to live with a missing tooth or smile you don't love. Sunshine Dental is here for all your dental needs, from general care to implant-supported restorations. Call now to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bhavik Bhakta and discuss your options. Our Corona dentist looks forward to helping you achieve a beautiful and healthy smile.

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