Why Dental Implants Are a Great Option to Replace a Tooth after an Extraction

Getting a tooth extracted does more than just create a gap in your smile. Even one missing tooth can affect your ability to eat and harm your nutrition, impact negatively your bite, interfere with your speech, cause social and professional embarrassment, and affect your oral health.

The good news is that you can get your smile and oral health back after an extraction. At The Beverly Hills Center for Advanced Dental Implants and Periodontology, our oral surgeon and periodontist Dr. Jean-Jacques Elbaz and our dental team offer a range of services including periodontal surgery and dental implants at our office in Beverly Hills.

The many benefits of dental implants 

Dental implants are the closest thing to your natural tooth in terms of design and function. The implant portion, which consists of a biocompatible titanium prosthetic, is surgically placed in the socket of the missing tooth, replacing the root. In addition to securing the cosmetic crown in place once it’s attached, the implant fuses with the surrounding bone tissue in the jaw and helps prevent bone loss after the tooth is extracted.

No need for bridges or adhesives

Dental implants look and feel just like a natural tooth, so once it’s in, it’s like the tooth was never extracted in the first place! With good oral hygiene and follow-up dental care, implants are designed to be a long-term solution to tooth loss. That means you can continue to eat the foods you love and smile with confidence, knowing that your dental restoration remains securely in place.

Implants can support a single tooth or an entire set of dentures

Implants can replace individual teeth after an extraction. They can also support a set of dentures if you’re one of the millions of Americans living with partial or full tooth loss. Implant supported overdentures are secure and can give you the freedom of restoring your smile and oral health without having to worry about loose or poorly fitting dentures.

Dental implants can protect and improve your oral health

When a tooth is extracted, the supporting bone tissue in the gums slowly starts to erode. Over time, this can lead to oral health problems like infection and gum (periodontal) disease. Implants fuse to the surrounding bone tissue in the gums and can help generate the growth of healthy new bone tissue.

Dental implants are a great option for healthy adults looking to replace one or more teeth after an extraction — or any type of tooth loss.

Are you ready to restore your beautiful smile and improve your oral health after an extraction? Contact us today to learn more about dental implants and whether they’re the right restoration option for you. Call 310-846-9482, or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Elbaz at our state-of-the-art office in Beverly Hills.

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