June is Men’s Health Month, and what better way to focus on your health than to look after one of the most important parts of your body — your mouth!
Oral health in Pacific Beach, CA plays a large role in your overall wellbeing. Problems with your mouth and teeth affect your ability to eat and thus your nutrition. They also cause pain, stress, and the risk of more serious diseases and damage. Dental implants in Pacific Beach, CA, as placed by a qualified and experienced dentist, vastly improve oral health.
These dental implants are permanent, so if you are already wearing dentures or have missing teeth, they are not just healthy but also far more convenient. Tooth loss is readily combatted with dental implants, so you can chew and smile with comfort and confidence.
If you are missing teeth, it can impact your jaw bone density. Dental implants connect to the jaw bone directly, giving structure back where it has been lost. Missing teeth are also a magnet for gum disease and cavities and can cause a shift of your bite. Dental implants work to counteract this problem by restoring your natural structure.
To place dental implants, your dentist will first examine your unique situation, including imaging your entire mouth. If you have failing or unhealthy teeth that cannot be rescued, he or she will extract them.
The dental implant surgery involves your dentist placing the implant base in your jawbone and covering it to heal. Your jawbone will bond with the base. After it is healed, your dentist will place a dental crown on the dental implant base, restoring your tooth with a natural look and feel.
Your dentist is the best person to answer this question, but generally, people who do not suffer from diseases or illnesses that prevent healing, and people who do not smoke are ideal candidates. Dental implants need a strong jawbone base to stick, so the thickness and health of your jawbone matters, too.
A dentist will consider all of these factors and your oral health history in determining whether implants are right for you.
In honor of Men’s Health Month, visit the dentists Dr. Altrock and Dr. Fabb and learn more about how dental implants in Pacific Beach, CA can improve your oral health! Call our dentists at or schedule an appointment online. We are available for consultations and appointments, so schedule with us today!