Dr. Hauser Specializes in Tooth Implants
As much as we would like to keep our natural teeth for the rest of our lives, certain factors may come into play and cause us to lose our dentition. It is usually caries or blunt force trauma that requires us to seek out a dentist for dental implants.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dr. Hauser would like his patients to know that he prefers this prosthesis for many patients who qualify. Here are a few reasons why he believes that dental implants are the best dental invention yet.
- They Look So Real
Dental implant crowns can be created to mimic the shape and shade of natural teeth. If you consider post placement, a dentist may tip it ever so slightly to match the adjacent teeth. The post acts as an anchor allowing the dentist to find an angle of placement, making it blend in with the rest of the teeth.
- Say Goodbye to Caries
The tooth implant will outlive natural dentition. Studies have shown that it can last 20 years or even longer with proper care. Unlike regular dentition, it will never fall prey to dental caries. However, please keep in mind that oral hygiene is still important. A person who refuses to brush their implants and debride the supporting oral structures of plaque may develop oral irritation, like ulcers for example.
- Hello, Self-Confidence
A person who has dental implants does not need to worry about his or her teeth getting dislodged. Therefore, he or she will not have to cover his or her mouth when someone cracks a funny joke, nor will the patient have to buy another tube of denture adhesive. This instills a surge of self-confidence many denture wearers sorely need.
- Retaining Face Shape
Elderly people will be pleased to know that dental implants can make them look and feel younger. This is because it helps preserve the face shape, which is something that traditional dentures cannot fully achieve.
Am I a Likely Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dr. Hauser knows not everyone is a likely candidate for this procedure. There may be some unable to receive treatment due to a weak immune system or poor bone density. People with poor oral hygiene, no matter how healthy, may have to consider other types of prostheses.
According to Dr. Hauser, many people with immune disorders may be given the go signal by their doctors, providing they are taking medication to stabilize any autoimmune disorders. Please note that it is important to ask your doctor for clearance to undergo this procedure.
Common Post-Procedure Dental Implant Concerns
Most people think getting a dental implant is the cure to all their oral cavity woes. They presume they can go days without brushing as caries are no longer a problem. A tooth implant requires care, just like natural teeth. Dr. Hauser tells his patients to brush and floss regularly to avoid problems like plaque build-up and gum inflammation.
Persistent irritation may lead to rejection or loosening of this dental prosthesis. Therefore, please treat it as you would natural teeth.
If you feel dental implants are right for you, it would be best to have the procedure done by an expert. Dr. Hauser remains Inland Empire’s best cosmetic dentist. Schedule your appointment online or call Lakefront Family Dentistry at (951) 244-9495.