August 1, 2018

You might not think about tooth replacement often if all your teeth are healthy, but that quickly changes when you lose a tooth due to an injury, decay, or age. Dentures are a common option many people turn to, but they are not the only solution available. After a thorough consultation with your periodontist, you could also consider dental implants and their many benefits.

What Makes Dental Implants Special?

 Dental implants are natural-looking crowns that sit on top of titanium posts that a periodontist like Dr. Ann Mineo Kania places in the jawbone. With proper bone density, the post fuses to the bone through a process called osseointegration, holding the implant firmly in place. Success procedures offer a variety of benefits:

  • Eat your favorite foods without restriction
  • Talk naturally without your implant slipping awkwardly
  • Care for your implants just like your real teeth
  • Keep your implants for decades or a lifetime with proper care

What About Dentures?

Why do people still use dentures if implants are so great? You need to first be sure that implants are the right solution for you. While they offer some of the greatest benefits, not every patient is a good candidate for the procedure. Dentures will still help you to live a more normal life. While the benefits they offer are a little different, they could be a good option for you if you do not qualify for implants.

Are Implants Right for You?

Every situation is different, which is why it is important for you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kania in Encinitas, CA if you are considering any sort of tooth replacement. While dental implants involve surgery and a few visits, they offer some of the greatest benefits for patients who are good candidates. To learn more about the procedure and to find out if implants are a good choice for you, contact our office to schedule a consultation.



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