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Why Choose Dental Implants?

At The Smiler Center for Dental Excellence, an oral surgery and cosmetic dentist in Encino, we know that losing a tooth, or multiple teeth, can lead to difficulty eating, pain, risk of infection, and perhaps most importantly, can affect your smile.  As the Valley’s cosmetic dentist and oral surgeon, we understand the embarrassment from loose dentures or gaps created by the missing teeth, can greatly impact your lifestyle whether you are dining at a fine restaurant, or simply visiting with friends.  The fear of slipping dentures, or making a clicking noise when you eat, can prevent you from wanting to live your life to the fullest.  With our referral network of dentists in Encino, CA, The Smiler Center for Dental Excellence can help you decide upon the best course of action for you, and make sure you will be taken care of from start to finish.

General dentistry can provide you with bridges, removable dentures, or full dentures.  Each of these options however, comes with their own set of problems and risks.  They can harmfully affect surrounding teeth and gum tissue, may cause the need to file down additional teeth, or are simply unstable and make eating and everyday tasks difficult and uncomfortable.  Not to mention, these options could potentially lead to future dental problems which can be costly.

Dental Implants, on the other hand, are more stable and resilient than the options listed above.  They are a permanent solution to tooth loss and provide a natural looking, durable solutionThey can support dental crowns, bridges and dentures to give you the stability and durability you need to live a comfortable, healthy life.  Not to mention, there is no need to hide your beautiful smile because dental implants, although not the same as your natural teeth, look natural and allow you to go about your daily tasks in comfort. 

Some additional advantages of Dental Implants include:

  • Dental Implants can be put in place without affecting any of your healthy teeth that surround the area where there has been a tooth loss.
  • Dental Implants are placed into your jaw bone, so they are fixed in place and do not move, similar to your natural teeth. 
  • With Dental Implants, there is no reason to hide your smile.  They will never slip, click, or fall out of place as may happen with dentures.
  • Dental Implants provide a long-term solution to your dental needs, often lasting more than ten years, and for some people, their entire lives.

Why Replace Missing Teeth?

Missing teeth, at the very least, can affect the beauty of your smile, and in some cases, can even make you seem older. But more than that, missing teeth can greatly affect your health, both orally and medically.  At The Smiler Center for Dental Excellence, we specialize in dental implants in our Encino office.  We understand that your health is the most important thing. Please review the information below. To learn more about implants, feel free to give us a call!

When you are missing teeth, there are several things that can occur:

  • First, it can affect the way your jaw opens and closes. When teeth are missing, it can often cause your natural bite to shift, and over time can affect the health of the jaw joint leading to deterioration of cartilage, headaches, and pain while eating. 
  • Second, the teeth surrounding the area of the missing teeth may begin to move or shift into the gap that was created.  This can cause food to become trapped which, if not cleaned properly, can result in gum and bone infection. 
  • Third, missing teeth affects the health of the gum tissue and jaw bone in that area. This can cause pain, difficulty chewing food which can affect your nutrition, and potential deterioration of the bone that may make additional future restoration difficult if not impossible.
  • Finally, missing teeth can change the appearance of your face.  Not only will you try to hide your smile, but missing teeth can also affect the shape of your face, especially as bone loss occurs.   
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