Losing teeth is unfortunately a very real aspect of many people’s lives. There are many different ways in which teeth can be lost, including decay, disease, injury or simply old age. Losing teeth can have a variety of different effects on your life as well, such as altering your appearance and your ability to eat and speak, but most of all it will affect your overall dental health. In order to rectify the side effects of missing teeth, it is imperative that you have them replaced with artificial ones as soon as you can. Our dentist Michael Barmé DDS can help and may even be able to provide you with Norwalk CA implants. Dental implant restoration is one way to restore a smile, and it may just be the one for you.
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, there are several other methods that can be used to restore your smile. For people who are missing very few teeth, they may only require something more like a dental bridge. A dental bridge literally bridges the gap left behind by missing teeth using an artificial tooth that is anchored to dental crowns that are then attached to the adjoining teeth. Several teeth can be restored this way, but when it comes to replacing a larger amount or section of teeth, then dentures may be the better option. Dentures can be used to replace sections or entire rows of teeth, but it involves using a series of artificial teeth set onto a gum-like base that is then applied to your gums using a paste. Both bridges and dentures rest above the gumline, so some people still have issues with dental friction and strain. If you want to eat, speak and smile more confidently, then you may be more interested in Norwalk CA implants. Dental implants are surgically inserted into your jawbone and they remain firmly in place. Michael Barmé DDS can help to determine whether this procedure is right for you with a complete evaluation.
Dental implants aren’t for everyone, but they do look, feel and perform the most like real teeth do. If you want a convincing and natural-looking, as well as feeling, smile then you may want to consider Norwalk CA implants. Call us here at the dental offices of Michael Barmé DDS to learn more today.