Despite improvements in dental care and hygiene, millions of people suffer from tooth loss, mainly due to such situations as tooth decay, gingivitis or gum disease, and injury. For many years, the only treatments available for tooth loss were bridges and dentures. However, today, the option of dental implants is available.
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed permanent teeth, or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.
Dental implants have a number of advantages over other treatments for tooth loss, including:
1.) Improved Appearance
2.) Improved Speech
3.) Improved Comfort
4.) Easier Eating
5.) Improved Self Esteem
6.) Improved Oral Health
In most cases, anyone can be considered a candidate for dental implants. However, patients need to have healthy gums and enough bone to support the implants, as well as being committed to a life of good oral hygiene and routine dental visits.
If you are considering dental implants, the staff at the office of Aki Shirakura DDS is both trained and experienced in the process of dental implants. Contact us today to see if dental implants are the right choice for you.