What you should know about dental implants & dentures
According to Dr. Travis Lee at Ocean Breeze Dental Care, a General & Cosmetic Dental Practice in West Los Angeles, “Patients who have lost a few to many teeth due to injury, illness or age should consult with a dentist to determine the best option to restore their teeth function and integrity of their facial structure and jaw bones. Whether dental implant or dentures is the best option for teeth restoration depends on a variety of factors such as the patient’s age, eating habits and level of oral health.” With over 20-years experience in dental restorations, Dr. Travis Lee says that restoring missing teeth is critical to maintaining natural chewing rhythm, teeth alignment, speech and overall health.
What is a denture?
Dentures are a removable device that is recommended for patients who have lost a majority of their teeth or experienced bone and gum loss. Advancements in dental technology & surgical procedures allows Dr. Lee to work with patients to determine the scale (partial to full) and type of denture for replacing the missing teeth and gum for his patients. Dentures is a non-invasive and less costly and time-consuming teeth restoration option.
What is a dental implant?
Dental implant is a permanent solution to replicate the root of a natural tooth and acts like a regular tooth. As the implant is surgically placed into the jawbone, dental implant is recommended for patients with healthy bones and gums or after they have had bone and tissue grafts. Implants allow the bone to continue to grow so it helps maintain the integrity of your facial structure and jaw bones. Implants can last a long time and can be used to replace single or multiple teeth, crowns and even dentures. A more permanent solution to dentures, dental implants is more costly and time-consuming.
Please contact our knowledgeable & compassionate dental professionals in West Los Angeles, CA 90025 for a consultation to determine whether dental implants can help restore your healthy teeth & beautiful smile.