A lost tooth presents daily challenges that most of us take for granted. It may be difficult for you to chew food comfortably, which makes it challenging to maintain a healthy diet.
You might also feel self-conscious or embarrassed about the appearance of your smile. When you are not making the first impression you would like, it may cause your interactions with other people to be strained.
At Mario A. Godinez, DDS, we offer solutions for replacing one or multiple missing teeth. We’re proud to offer our patients dental implants in Encinitas, which is the gold standard for tooth replacement and protecting your oral health.
How Tooth Implants Restore Your Smile and Your Health
Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that restores both your tooth and your root. This is important because when a tooth root is lost, your jawbone begins to dissolve or deteriorate, which can eliminate support for your neighboring teeth.
A dental implant is a biocompatible titanium post that is placed into your bone, where it will fuse and integrate naturally over time. This creates stable support like your root once provided and essentially gives the function and feel of a natural tooth.
Once your implant is fully integrated, Dr. Godinez will complete your smile with a restoration, which would be a porcelain crown for single tooth replacement, or a bridge or denture when we’re restoring multiple teeth.
Reclaim Your Smile with Dental Implants in Encinitas
Patients missing multiple teeth or even all of their teeth can also enjoy the benefits that dental implants have to offer. By strategically placing four implants, a denture can attach to them and be held securely in place, so there is no movement or slipping when you talk or eat your food.
Tooth implants can also anchor a dental bridge and replace adjacent missing teeth. The advantage of using dental implants in Encinitas to restore your smile is that they keep your jawbone healthy and protect you from the bone loss that occurs from the loss of your tooth root.
Don’t let the loss of multiple teeth hold you back from living your best life! Contact Mario A. Godinez, DDS today to schedule a tooth implant evaluation with Dr. Godinez.
Who Is a Candidate for Tooth Implants?
While dental implants do require enough healthy bone structure to support them, there are solutions for patients who suffer from bone loss. A bone graft procedure can help rebuild your bone and make dental implants a reality for you.
To learn more about tooth implants and if they might be right for your needs, contact our Encinitas dental office today at (760) 632-2410 to schedule an evaluation.