Having gaps in your smile, or teeth that are severely decayed, can cause all sorts of problems for your health and complications for your life. Strong teeth are essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, as well as feeling confident about your appearance.
At Westwood Dental Smiles, we know the importance of looking good and feeling good in Los Angeles. We specialize in turning unhealthy, unhappy smiles into strong, confident ones. When you come to our office, we will use our expertise, experience, and state-of-the-art equipment to make sure you leave feeling good about your smile.
Health – If you are health conscious, you should be aware how much the health of your teeth affects your overall health. Eating healthy foods requires the ability to chew lots of fiber. Fiber is an important part of a balanced and healthy diet. It helps you process sugar, and it aids in digestion. If your teeth are decayed or missing, you will not be able to chew the the fiber. It is likely that you will altogether avoid foods that require a lot of chewing. If you find yourself going for softer, more processed food, you may not be getting all the nutrients you need to stay healthy.
Cosmetics – Of course your health is important, and that alone should be reason enough to make sure your teeth are strong, but the cosmetic issues are important, too. Part of feeling is looking good, or at least, feeling good about how you look. Missing teeth will not only put a hole in your smile, but if you are missing enough, it could even change the shape of your face by sinking in your cheeks and aging you prematurely. You want to make sure that you are happy with the way you look, and tooth replacements, like dental implants, can make that happen.
Dental implants are quickly becoming one of the most popular forms of tooth replacement because they are as close as you can get to growing a new tooth.
How They Work – Implants are small metal post that are surgically implanted into your jawbone. After the implant has healed and fully bonded with your bone, a crown will be screwed on the post, which is essentially the root of your tooth now. This leaves you with a tooth replacement that mimics your natural teeth. Implants are very secure and easy to clean.
The Problem with Implants – Unfortunately, the surgery involved in dental implants is fairly invasive, especially if you are replacing a full set of teeth. They can also be somewhat costly and have a long recovery time.
The All-On-Four Solution
Although there is no doubt that dental implants are a wonderful solution to missing teeth, the drawbacks associated with replacing each tooth individually can be prohibitive. But there is still an option available: All-On-Four Dental Implants.
The All-On-Four procedure involves implanting only four posts into your jaw. Instead of using these posts for individual crowns, they will be used to anchor a set of dentures. The dentures will be fixed, so you don’t have to worry about them falling out or sliding around inside your mouth. They are easy to clean and have the strength and functionality of your natural teeth, so you will have no problem chewing healthy food, and you will look great!
Less Invasive – Since only four implants are needed for All-On-Four, there is less surgery required.
Less Recovery Time – Less surgery means less recovery time, so you will be healthy and back to your normal routine in no time.
Less Costly – Since you are not replacing each teeth one at a time, there is not as much expense involved. This makes All-On-Four Dental Implants a more cost effective tooth replacement option.
Immediate Smile – When you receive All-On-Four, your dental replacements will be attached right away, so you do not have to come back for multiple visits, and you do not have to wait for your new smile.
Let Us Help
If this process sounds like more than you can sit still for, or if you have an extreme fear of the dentist, don’t worry, here at Westwood Dental Smiles, we provide sedation dentistry. From nitrous oxide, to oral sedation, to IV sedation, we have that sedation option to match your comfort level with your procedure.
Don’t let unhealthy or missing teeth threaten your health or your lifestyle any more. Come visit our office in LA to see what procedure best suits your needs.
Contact us today to make an appointment!