We never picture ourselves as having no teeth, especially not when we are young. Approximately 70% of the American population has at least one missing tooth. Close to 5% of the adults with ages between 20 and 65 have no teeth left. At the same time, over 92% of the population has treated or untreated caries, which raises an alarm signal concerning oral hygiene in both the US an across the world. At Airport Central Family Dental, we aim to bring those statistics down.
Worse case scenario, poor oral hygiene will result in dental implants in Inglewood. This is one of the more radical solutions, but often the only one that is left available. Tooth loss can have unexpected consequences, some of which most people aren’t even aware of.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are substitutes for your natural teeth and generally consist of three parts: the titanium screw, the connector (also called an abutment, serving as a link between the crown and the screw), and the crown, made out of ceramic. Dental implants can last up to 20-25 years or even for a lifetime when maintained correctly, which is also a must if you want to avoid infections or other problems.
An implant is an invasive procedure, where the titanium base is inserted into the jawbone and allows for the osseointegration (the natural fusing between the jawbone and the titanium screw) process to occur. After that, the crown is placed in its position, and the process can be deemed a success.
The benefits of dental implants
Dental implants in Inglewood are not only the more expensive procedure but the most effective one as well. The benefits are numerous, especially when considering the damages that may come with missing teeth and with not taking measures for a more extended period.
The most important ones include:
- Improved looks – Needless to say, this is one of the main reasons why people would get dental implants. When you begin to lose teeth, the gaps will allow the other teeth to reposition, often causing misalignment and pain in the process. Also, losing multiple teeth will cause the facial muscles to fall inwards, making for an aged appearance nobody ever asks for.
- Better digestion – People who miss teeth won’t be able to chew their food properly. As a result, they may experience indigestion, aside from not being able to eat their favorite foods anymore.
- Improved speech – When we speak, we need the tongue, the facial muscles, and the teeth as well. Missing one or many will affect our ability to speak and cause social embarrassment and anxiety as a result.
- Protecting against gum disease – The gap caused by a missing tooth will attract food residues which are harder to remove and which will rot and increase the risk of bacterial infections.
The best dental implants in Inglewood are made to last for the rest of your life, and here, at Airport Center Family Dental, we only focus on top quality, both about the materials used and with that of the services.