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More than three-quarters of the adult population ends up losing at least one natural tooth by the time they reach 44 years of age. If you have missing teeth, you are not alone! A permanent tooth replacement procedure such as dental implants with Dr. Keith Chertok in Berkeley, CA can restore your smile.
Dentists recommend dental implants to patients because implants can improve the health of the mouth and jaw. Partial dentures rest on the gums and can cause bone deterioration over time. Fixed bridges require grinding down adjacent teeth, which can cause ongoing tooth damage. Dental implants are fused directly into the jaw bone and have a high success rate.
Missing teeth from a tooth extraction can cause some degree of bone loss. An estimated 69 percent of adults in their late 30s and mid 40s have lost at least one tooth to tooth decay, some type of injury, or gum disease. By the time many of these adults reach their 70s, they have lost all of their natural teeth and may need more extensive tooth replacement procedures. Dental implants can be installed to combat these issues.
Dental implants are an attractive solution for replacing missing teeth because the titanium implant is fused directly into the jaw bone and provides a very secure fit. Dental implants also function just like your natural teeth by stimulating the jaw bone when you chew food, and thereby help to prevent bone loss.
Dentures and fixed bridges are viable options for tooth replacement, but come with complications. Dentures can move around easily and make clicking sounds when eating or speaking. They can also cause discomfort and rub against the gums. Over time, they can lead to bone loss. Fixed bridges require grinding down nearby teeth, which can result in oral health issues in the future. Dental implants are a better alternative that solve these issues.
If you have had a tooth extraction or are missing teeth, seek a dental implants procedure as soon as possible. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Chertok in Berkeley, CA today!