Your oral health depends on a complete set of teeth. One or more missing teeth can have severe consequences for your oral health. One lost tooth may even impact your overall well-being by introducing harmful bacteria into your bloodstream if you have gum disease. There are various ways to restore your smile, such as dental implants, dental bridges and implant-supported bridges. However, dental implants are typically the ideal way to restore a single missing tooth at Village Center Dentistry in San Diego. Continue reading “5 Reasons to Replace That Missing Tooth”
Dental implants are a proven way to restore function, balance and beauty to your smile. Implants look, act and feel just like your natural teeth. The titanium posts of implants also keep the jawbone stimulated, just as the roots of natural teeth do; and this prevents the bone loss and changes to your facial profile that can occur with missing teeth or dentures.
Here, San Diego area dentist Dr. Jennifer D. Santoro discusses the process, timeline and available options for a dental implant procedure. Continue reading “Choosing Dental Implants”
Replacing missing teeth is about more than aesthetics. The longer a tooth is missing, the more damage is done to the neighboring and underlying supportive structures. The good news is, bridges and implants can restore your beautiful smile.
Below Dr. Santoro of Village Center Dentistry discusses the unique advantages and disadvantages of these options. Continue reading “Bridges vs Implants: Pros and Cons”