Posts for: April, 2021

By John Baron DDS
April 29, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dental Implants  

Have you been wondering if dental implants are right for you? Your dentist in Santa Cruz, CA, Dr. John Baron, can help you determine if you're a good candidate for this popular tooth restoration option.

The benefits of dental implants

Unlike sharks and alligators, humans can't regrow lost teeth. Fortunately, dental implants offer the next best thing. Implants are small posts placed in openings in your jawbone created during minor oral surgery. The implants are made of titanium, a metal that bonds easily to the bone. Once your dental implants completely bond to your jawbone, they'll serve as the roots for your new teeth.

Dental implants are attached to dental crowns, synthetic restorations that replace the tops of missing teeth. Crowns are created from impressions of your mouth made during a visit to the Santa Cruz dental office. Connecting implants to crowns creates brand new teeth that feel and function just like natural teeth.

Implants offer these advantages:

  • Excellent Biting Ability: Some tooth restorations decrease your biting power but not dental implants. Thanks to your strong roots, you'll be able to continue to eat a variety of foods with your new teeth.
  • Healthy Jaw: Jawbone resorption, a condition that occurs when the jawbone shrinks after tooth loss, can change your appearance and lead to further tooth loss. Implants stimulate your jawbone and keep the bone strong and healthy.
  • Straighter Teeth: After you've lost one or more teeth, your other teeth try to fill the gap in your mouth. Unfortunately, this causes your teeth to become misaligned, which can cause bite problems. Drifting doesn't happen if you fill the gaps in your smile with dental implants.
  • Improved Self-Confidence: Looking in the mirror after you've lost teeth can be a little depressing. Since our society values a healthy, full smile, you may find yourself feeling less confident in social or business situations. Luckily dental implants improve your appearance and can boost your self-confidence.
  • No Limits: Dental implants can help you improve your smile no matter how many teeth you've lost. They're equally effective in replacing all of your teeth as they are restoring a single lost tooth. In fact, implant-supported dentures can improve your comfort and your biting power.

Renew your smile with dental implants! Call your Santa Cruz, CA, dentist, Dr. John Barron, at (831) 426-9200 to schedule your appointment.




E. John Baron DDS, INC.
550 Water Street, Suite L-1
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 426-9200

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