An estimated 69% of adults ages 35-44 have lost at least one tooth due to injury, decay, or gum disease. By age 74, 26% of adults have lost all of their natural teeth. This leaves a large group of adults to seek out treatment to replace missing teeth.
Dental implants are a preferred treatment to replace missing teeth are offered in Pomona by dental implant periodontist Dr. Jonathan Tiger. They are preferred over the more traditional treatments of partial dentures and fixed bridges. Where traditional treatments either rest on your gums or use surrounding teeth to serve as anchors for fixed bridges, dental implants are placed into the jawbone. The now common dental implant procedure offers a highly successful and long-term replacement option.
New dental technology now offers alternatives, such as the dental implant procedure, to the traditional treatments used to replace missing teeth. The traditional replacement procedures are known to have increased complications over time, whereas a dental implant procedure eliminates many of these complications.
Removable dentures become problematic with bone loss. Bone loss impacts the facial structure and can loosen or alter the way your dentures fit. A denture that fits improperly can be embarrassing and frustrating with clicking sounds or sliding out of place when eating or talking.
Fixed bridges are placed by grinding down your surrounding teeth making healthy teeth more susceptible to damage. Research has shown that dental implants provide better long-term results to replace missing teeth. Titanium implants are surgically placed into the bone and fuse with the existing bone through osseous-integration.
Teeth replaced through a dental implant procedure do not slide out of place and look more like your natural teeth. They mirror your natural tooth and root structure stimulating the jawbone, preventing bone loss. The titanium is resistant to decay. Dental implant technology and dental implant procedures have been used for over 20 years.
Many patients that had implants placed back in the ‘80s and ‘90s report continued optimum function. With proper care and hygiene, dental implants are a long-term solution to replace missing teeth.
For professional advice about how to replace missing teeth, call Dr. Tiger, a Pomona dental implant periodontist and schedule a dental consultation.
Dr. Jonathan Tiger of Tiger Periodontics and Dental Implants, is a leading periodontist in the Pomona and Central Valley, NY area. His office utilizes advanced techniques to ensure each patient receives the comfortable care and attention they deserve. Dr. Tiger performs the LANAP® Laser Treatment for gum disease, dental implants, gum grafting surgery, periodontal plastic surgery, bone grafting, sedation, and All-on-4® Implants.
Call (845) 670-4355 to schedule your appointment at the Pomona location or call (845) 670-4355 to schedule your appointment at the Central Valley location. Or click here to request your appointment online!