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A Better Solution With Dental Implants

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In Mountain View, CA, our patients know that dental implants are a great alternative to dentures.For the longest time, dentures have been the most popular choice for restoring missing teeth. This is because dentures can provide a full restoration quickly and affordably. However, the treatment offered by dentures tends to be uncomfortable and unsatisfying. This had led more and more of our patients to look for an alternative treatment that can satisfy their needs. Today, Dr. Donian Shen is blogging from Mountain View, CA to say that that alternative has been found. Dental implants are able to provide our patients with a permanent solution to missing teeth that is comfortable and stable. We encourage you to read on to find out just why dental implants are beginning to replace dentures as the most popular teeth restoration treatment.

A Smile You Will Love

Dental implants are becoming so popular because they are able to perfectly replicate natural teeth. This is made possible because dental implants are made out of titanium, a metal that the body does not recognize as unnatural. This allows a process called osseointegration to occur during the healing process after the initial implantation procedure. Osseointegration is the process where your implant fixture is accepted by your jawbone and surrounding gums as a natural part of your anatomy. Once the process is complete, your body will believe that your dental implants are natural tooth roots, allowing them to work and feel just like natural teeth. It is this process that gives dental implants their unparalleled level of comfort and stability.

Osseointegration gives dental implants many benefits that dentures cannot. For instance, because of osseointegration your dental implants are kept permanently in place, meaning they will never move or get loose. Dentures, on the other hand, sit uncomfortably on your gums and have a reputation for getting loose, which can allow them to damage your remaining natural teeth. They can also require a messy adhesive to stay in place, and, even then, they will still not stay properly secured. Dentures are also harder to keep healthy than dental implants. With implants, all you have to do is brush and floss them like you normally would and they will stay healthy for a lifetime. With dentures, you need to remove them every night and soak them in a cleaning solution and, even then, they will only last you about 7 years before needing to be replaced.

Call and Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Donian Shen

As you can see, dental implants are able to provide a treatment that greatly outclasses anything offered by dentures. Dental implants are even able to work with dentures to provide an even better full arch restoration than what dentures alone could accomplish. If you would like to find out whether or not you might be a good candidate for treatment with dental implants, we recommend you contact us and schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Donian Shen at her Mountain View, CA practice today.